showing pathological changes that may be preliminary to malignancy.
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How to use precancerous in a sentence
Screening can readily identify precancerous growths called polyps, as well as early-stage cancers.
The word ‘pre-cancerous’ occurred four times in the text, while ‘precancerous’ occurred twice, both in the index.History of Circumcision from the Earliest Times to the Present | Peter Charles Remondino
British Dictionary definitions for precancerous
(esp of cells) displaying characteristics that may develop into cancer
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