a combining form meaning “cancer,” used in the formation of compound words: carcinogen.

Origin of carcino-

< Greek, combining form representing karkínos crab, ulcerous sore; cf. cancer Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for carcino-



Cancer; cancerous:carcinogenesis.
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