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pre·can·cer·ous

(prē-kan'sĕr-ŭs),
Pertaining to any lesion that is interpreted as precancer.
Synonym(s): premalignant
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precancerous

(prē-kăn′sər-əs)
adj.
Of, relating to, or being a condition that typically precedes or develops into a cancer: a precancerous growth.
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precancerous

adjective Referring to a lesion or process that has a high risk of becoming malignant with time.
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pre·can·cer·ous

(prē-kan'sĕr-ŭs)
Pertaining to any lesion that is interpreted as precancer.
Synonym(s): premalignant.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

precancerous

Any condition tending to proceed to cancer, to be associated with the development of cancer, or to carry a significant risk of CANCER.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

pre·can·cer·ous

(prē-kan'sĕr-ŭs)
Pertaining to any lesion that is interpreted as precancer.
Synonym(s): premalignant.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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