American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Leo and Gemini.
- n. The fourth sign of the zodiac in astrology.
- n. One who is born under this sign.
- n. A taxonomic genus within the family Cancridae — true crabs distinguished by the presence of a single posterolateral spine (on the edge of the carapace, towards the rear), anterolateral spines with deep fissures (on the carapace edge, towards the front), and a short extension of the carapace forward between the eyes.
- n. astronomy A constellation of the zodiac supposedly shaped like a crab.
- n. astrology The zodiac sign for the crab, ruled by the Moon and covering June 22 - July 22 (tropical astrology) or July 16 - August 15 (sidereal astrology).
- n. Someone with a Cancer star sign
- From Latin cancer ("crab"), from Ancient Greek καρκίνος (karkinos, "crab"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Latin; see canker. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Cancer is always a frightening illness, but more and more women with breast cancer are surviving their illness.”
“Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States.”
“Teens Living With Cancer is a Web site of Melissa's Living Legacy Foundation that provides information by and for teens with cancer.”
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The International Astronomical Union (IAU) recognizes 88 official constellations.
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