carcinogen car*cin"o*gen (k[aum]r*s[i^]n"[-o]*j[e^]n), n. Any substance that produces cancer; as, to test for carcinogens in the drinking water. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • carcinogen — CARCINOGÉN, Ă, carcinogeni, e, adj. (med.) Cancerigen. – Din fr. carcinogène. Trimis de valeriu, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  carcinogén adj. m., pl. carcinogéni; f. sg. carcinogénă …   Dicționar Român

  • carcinogen — carcinogen. См. канцероген. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • carcinogen — cancer causing substance, 1853, from CARCINOMA (Cf. carcinoma) + GEN (Cf. gen) …   Etymology dictionary

  • carcinogen — [n] cancer causing agent deadly chemical, health hazard, killer*, mutagen, poison, toxin; concept 675 …   New thesaurus

  • carcinogen — ► NOUN ▪ a substance capable of causing cancer. DERIVATIVES carcinogenic adjective. ORIGIN from CARCINOMA(Cf. ↑carcinomatous) …   English terms dictionary

  • carcinogen — [kär sin′ə jən, kär′sin′əjen΄; kär′sə nəjen] n. [< CARCINOMA + GEN] any substance that produces cancer carcinogenic [kär΄sə nō jen′ik] adj. carcinogenesis [kär΄sə nōjen′ə sis] n. carcinogenicity [kär′sə nōjə nis′ə tē] …   English World dictionary

  • Carcinogen — The term carcinogen refers to any substance, radionuclide or radiation that is an agent directly involved in the promotion of cancer or in the fatation of its propagation. This may be due to ability to damage the genome or to the disruption of… …   Wikipedia

  • Carcinogen — Krebserzeugend am Menschen Krebserzeugend am Tier Giftig (T) Umweltgefährlich (N) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • carcinogen — UK [kɑː(r)ˈsɪnədʒ(ə)n] / US [kɑrˈsɪnədʒən] / US [ˈkɑrs(ə)nəˌdʒen] noun [countable] Word forms carcinogen : singular carcinogen plural carcinogens medical a substance that can cause cancer …   English dictionary

  • carcinogen — carcinogenic /kahr seuh neuh jen ik, noh /, adj. carcinogenicity /kahr seuh noh jeuh nis i tee/, n. /kahr sin euh jeuhn, jen , kahr seuh neuh jen , noh /, n. Pathol. any substance or agent that tends to produce a cancer. [1935 40; CARCINO + GEN]… …   Universalium

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