from The Century Dictionary.

  • Like cancer; virulent; also, affected with cancer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Like a cancer; having the qualities or virulence of a cancer; affected with cancer.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective oncology Relating to or affected with cancer.
  • adjective Growing or spreading rapidly to the point of harm.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective like a cancer; an evil that grows and spreads
  • adjective relating to or affected with cancer


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From cancer +‎ -ous, from Latin cancer ("crab; tumor, cancer").



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