canceration

[ kan-suh-rey-shuhn ]
/ ˌkæn səˈreɪ ʃən /

noun

the state of becoming cancerous.

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Also can·cer·i·za·tion [kan-seri-zey-shuhn]. /ˌkæn sərɪˈzeɪ ʃən/.

Origin of canceration

First recorded in 1725–35; cancerate + -ion
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