- The definition of a carcinogen is anything that causes cancer.
Tobacco smoke is an example of a carcinogen.
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Origin: ; from carcinoma plush -gen
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- carˌci·no·genˈe·sis noun
- carˌcin·o·genˈic adjective
- carˌci·no·ge·nicˈi·ty noun
carcinogen - Medical Definition
- carcinogenic adjective
carcinogen - Science Definition
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