carcinogen

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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

carcinogen

Pathol any substance that produces cancer
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
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Et comme pour la cigarette, les composants carcinogenes de la fumee du narguile sont a l'origine des cancers du poumon, de la cavite buccale, des levres et de la vessie.