carcinogenic car`cin*o*gen"ic (k[aum]r`s[i^]n*[-o]*j[e^]n"[i^]k), adj. Causing or tending to cause cancer; as, the carcinogenic action of certain chemicals or of ionizing radiation. -- {car`cin*o*gen*ic"i*ty}, n. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

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  • carcinogenic — 1926, from CARCINOGEN (Cf. carcinogen) (q.v.) + IC (Cf. ic) …   Etymology dictionary

  • carcinogenic — Causing cancer. * * * car·ci·no·gen·ic .kärs ən ō jen ik adj producing or tending to produce cancer <the carcinogenic action of certain chemicals (Jour. Amer. Med. Assoc.)> car·ci·no·gen·i·cal·ly i k(ə )lē adv car·ci·no·ge·nic·i·ty jə nis… …   Medical dictionary

  • carcinogenic — adj. Carcinogenic is used with these nouns: ↑substance …   Collocations dictionary

  • carcinogenic — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. cancerous, malignant. See disease. II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a. [kar sin uh JEN ik] pertaining to any substance or source that causes cancer. Radiation is highly carcinogenic.… …   English dictionary for students

  • carcinogenic — car|cin|o|gen|ic [ˌka:sınəˈdʒenık US ˌka:r ] adj likely to cause ↑cancer ▪ the carcinogenic effects of coal dust …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • carcinogenic — [[t]kɑ͟ː(r)sɪnəʤe̱nɪk[/t]] ADJ GRADED A substance that is carcinogenic is likely to cause cancer. [MEDICAL] …   English dictionary

  • carcinogenic — adjective likely to cause cancer: the carcinogenic effects of high fat diets …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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

  • carcinogenic — adjective see carcinogen …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • carcinogenic — See carcinogenesis. * * * …   Universalium

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