Carcinogen meaning

kär-sĭnə-jən, kärsə-nə-jĕn
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The definition of a carcinogen is anything that causes cancer.

Tobacco smoke is an example of a carcinogen.

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A cancer-causing substance or agent.
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Any substance that produces cancer.
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A cancer-causing substance or agent.
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A substance or agent that can cause cells to become cancerous by altering their genetic structure so that they multiply continuously and become malignant. Asbestos, DDT, and tobacco smoke are examples of carcinogens.
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A substance or agent that can cause cancer.
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Origin of carcinogen

  • From carcino- +‎ -gen.

    From Wiktionary