cancroid

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj cancroid of or relating to a cancroid
    • n cancroid the most common form of skin cancer
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cancroid Like a cancer; as, a cancroid tumor.
    • Cancroid (Zoöl) Resembling a crab; pertaining to the Cancroidea, one of the families of crabs, including the genus Cancer.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • cancroid In pathology, of the nature of or resembling cancer.
    • cancroid In zoology, same as cancriform, 1.
    • n cancroid In pathology: An epithelioma.
    • n cancroid An adenoma
    • n cancroid A keloid.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Cancroid crab-like
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cancer, + oid,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. cancer; cog. with Gr. karkinos, a crab.

Usage

In literature:

The earliest opinion appears to have been that canker, as the name indicates, was of a cancerous or cancroid nature.
"Diseases of the Horse's Foot" by Harry Caulton Reeks
Associated Words: cancerate, canceration, cancerous, cancriform, cancroid, solanoid.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
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