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carcinogen:

see cancercancer,
in medicine, common term for neoplasms, or tumors, that are malignant. Like benign tumors, malignant tumors do not respond to body mechanisms that limit cell growth.
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carcinogen

[kär′sin·ə·jən]
(medicine)
Any agent that incites development of a carcinoma or any other sort of malignancy.

carcinogen

Pathol any substance that produces cancer
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Wood agrees that, as the guidelines indicate, the evidence on thresholds justifies nonlinear methods to assess risks from nonmutagenic carcinogens for both children and adults when sufficient mode-of-action data are available.
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But recommends listing alcoholic beverages: According to the Wine Institute, the NTP subcommittee of scientific counselors earlier recommended listing alcoholic beverages as "known to be a human carcinogen" in the upcoming NTP "Report on Carcinogens.