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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or being a condition that typically precedes or develops into a cancer: a precancerous growth.

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to growth that is likely to develop into cancer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Prior to the occurrence of cancer.

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

  • adj. of or relating to a growth that is not malignant but is likely to become so if not treated

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