cancroid

[ kang-kroid ]
/ ˈkæŋ krɔɪd /

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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Medical definitions for cancroid

cancroid
[ kăngkroid′ ]

adj.

Of or relating to squamous cell carcinoma.
Of or resembling a cancer.

n.

squamous cell carcinoma
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