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cancrine

[ kang-krin ]
/ ˈkæŋ krɪn /
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adjective Prosody.
reading the same backwards as forwards: a cancrine line.
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Origin of cancrine

1745–55; <Latin cancr- (stem of cancer) cancer + -ine1
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