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  1. Pathology. resembling a cancer, as certain tumors.
  2. Zoology. resembling a crab.
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  1. 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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Related Words for cancroid

cancer, outgrowth, swelling, polyp, lump, parasite, excrescence, mole, fungus, wen, thickening, cancroid

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Historical Examples of cancroid

  • On the cancroid growths caused by Gongylonema orientale n. sp.

    The Biotic Associations of Cockroaches

    Louis M. Roth

  • On the cancroid growths caused by Gongylonema-orientale n. sp.

  • The earliest opinion appears to have been that canker, as the name indicates, was of a cancerous or cancroid nature.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

    Harry Caulton Reeks

British Dictionary definitions for cancroid


  1. resembling a cancerous growth
  2. resembling a crab
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  1. a skin cancer, esp one of only moderate malignancy
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cancroid in Medicine


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