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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] cancer (crab). Applied to cancerous tumors because the enlarged veins resembled the legs of a crab.

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Noun

Singular
cancer

Plural
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  1. (medicine, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A disease in which the cells of a tissue undergo uncontrolled (and often rapid) proliferation.

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French

Pronunciation

Noun

cancer m. (plural cancers)

  1. cancer

Latin

Noun

cancer (genitive cancrī); m, second declension

  1. a crab
  2. a tumor, cancer
  3. lattice, grid, or barrier

Inflection

Number Singular Plural
nominative cancer cancrī
genitive cancrī cancrōrum
dative cancrō cancrīs
accusative cancrum cancrōs
ablative cancrō cancrīs
vocative cancer cancrī

Swedish

Noun

Inflection for cancer Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative cancer cancern cancrar cancrarna
Genitive cancers cancerns cancrars cancrarnas

cancer c.

  1. (medicine, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) cancer

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