precancerous

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precancerous

(esp of cells) displaying characteristics that may develop into cancer

precancerous

[prē′kan·sə·rəs]
(pathology)
Pertaining to any pathological condition of a tissue which is likely to develop into cancer.
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In the present experience, using pure BuAc diluted in drinking water, without sodium and esterification, was observed an important decrease of dysplastic lesions, considered pre-neoplastic lesions and histological markers of colon cancer, compared with the twofold found in sub-groups DMH-treated without BuAc supplementation.
HIV and pre-neoplastic and neoplastic lesions of the cervix in South Africa: a case-controlled study.
The changes observed are focal and result in the production of one or more benign, pre-neoplastic or neoplastic lesions.