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Noun
A malignant growth or tumor resulting from an uncontrolled division of cells
“In particular, it is thought to cause mesothelioma, a cancer of the outer lining of the lung or the abdomen.”
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An evil or destructive practice or phenomenon that is hard to contain or eradicate
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“The modern world has also inaugurated new norms and practices that are a cancer to our society.”
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(pathology) An abnormal condition of a human, animal or plant that causes discomfort or dysfunction
Noun
Selfish player
Noun
Any of a number of fungal or bacterial diseases that cause tissue deterioration
Noun
An ulcerous condition or disease of a human or animal
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