any substance or agent that tends to produce a cancer.
(pathol) any substance that produces cancer
“cancer-causing substance,” 1853, from carcinoma + -gen.
carcinogen car·cin·o·gen (kär-sĭn’ə-jən, kär’sə-nə-jěn’)
A cancer-causing substance or agent.
car’cin·o·gen’ic (kär’sə-nə-jěn’ĭk) adj.
A substance or agent that can cause cells to become cancerous by altering their genetic structure so that they multiply continuously and become malignant. Asbestos, DDT, and tobacco smoke are examples of carcinogens.
Sociology. an endogamous and hereditary social group limited to persons of the same rank, occupation, economic position, etc., and having mores distinguishing it from other such groups. any rigid system of social distinctions. Hinduism. any of the social divisions into which Hindu society is traditionally divided, each caste having its own privileges and limitations, transferred […]
of or relating to a Catholic church, especially the Roman Catholic Church. Theology. (among Roman Catholics) claiming to possess exclusively the notes or characteristics of the one, only, true, and universal church having unity, visibility, indefectibility, apostolic succession, universality, and sanctity: used in this sense, with these qualifications, only by the Church of Rome, as […]
the act or practice of . the office or power of a . the time during which a censor holds office. the inhibiting and distorting activity of the Freudian censor. noun a policy or programme of censoring the act or system of censoring (psychoanal) the activity of the mind in regulating impulses, etc, from the […]
opposed to the concept that a pregnant woman has the right to choose abortion. Contemporary Examples Policy watchdog RH Reality Check deemed it “one of the most extreme pieces of anti-choice legislation in the country.” Michigan’s Abortion Bombshell: GOP Gets Last-Minute Restrictions Allison Yarrow December 28, 2012 But the anti-choice mainstream has gotten much more […]