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.

Nearby words

  1. cancha,
  2. canción,
  3. cancriform,
  4. cancrine,
  5. cancrizans,
  6. cancrum,
  7. cancún,
  8. candace,
  9. candela,
  10. candelabra

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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Medicine 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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