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Synonyms for cancerˈkæn sər; ˈkæŋ kri

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cancer, malignant neoplastic disease(noun)

    any malignant growth or tumor caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division; it may spread to other parts of the body through the lymphatic system or the blood stream

    Synonyms:
    malignant neoplastic disease, cancer, genus Cancer

  2. Cancer, Crab(noun)

    (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Cancer

    Synonyms:
    crab louse, malignant neoplastic disease, crabby person, crabmeat, genus Cancer, pubic louse

  3. Cancer(noun)

    a small zodiacal constellation in the northern hemisphere; between Leo and Gemini

    Synonyms:
    malignant neoplastic disease, genus Cancer

  4. Cancer, Cancer the Crab, Crab(noun)

    the fourth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about June 21 to July 22

    Synonyms:
    crab louse, malignant neoplastic disease, crabby person, crabmeat, genus Cancer, pubic louse

  5. Cancer, genus Cancer(noun)

    type genus of the family Cancridae

    Synonyms:
    malignant neoplastic disease, genus Cancer

Wiktionary

  1. Cancer(noun)

    Synonyms:
    Cancerian

    Antonyms:
    Capricornus

  2. Cancer(propernoun)

    A disease in which the cells of a tissue undergo uncontrolled (and often rapid) proliferation.

    Synonyms:
    Cancerian, malignancy, growth, neoplasia

    Antonyms:
    Capricornus

  3. Cancer(propernoun)

    The zodiac sign for the crab, ruled by the Moon and covering June 22 - July 22.

    Antonyms:
    Capricornus

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

cancers, krebs, rak, anticancer, oncology, carcinoma, tumor

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. cancer

    Synonyms:
    Cancer and malignancy are used interchangeably; cancer is somewhat colloquial; malignancy is relatively formal

  2. cancer

    Synonyms:
    Malignancy


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