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English definition of “cancer”

cancer

noun [C/U] (DISEASE)   /ˈkæn·sər/
a disease in which cells in the body grow without control, or a serious medical condition caused by this disease: [U] He died from cancer of the stomach. cancerous    /ˈkæn·sər·əs/ adjective Surgeons removed a cancerous growth from her lung.
(Definition of cancer noun (DISEASE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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