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Noun
A malignant growth or tumour 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.”
Noun
An evil or destructive practice or phenomenon that is hard to contain or eradicate
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“The financial services industry is like a cancer in our society.”
Noun
Something that has a destructive or corrupting influence
Noun
Something that grows out of something else
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Noun
Selfish player
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