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cancroid

[ kang-kroid ]
/ ˈkæŋ krɔɪd /
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adjective
Pathology. resembling a cancer, as certain tumors.
Zoology. resembling a crab.
noun
Pathology. a form of cancer of the skin.
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Origin of cancroid

1820–30; <Latin cancr- (stem of cancer) cancer + -oid
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British Dictionary definitions for cancroid

cancroid
/ (ˈkæŋkrɔɪd) /

adjective
resembling a cancerous growth
resembling a crab
noun
a skin cancer, esp one of only moderate malignancy
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