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Cancer meaning

cancer - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. The fourth of the twelve signs of the zodiac. The first point is the northern limit of the sun's course in summer; hence, the sign of the summer solstice. See Tropic.
  2. 2. A northern constellation between Gemini and Leo.
  3. 3. Formerly, any malignant growth, esp. one attended with great pain and ulceration, with cachexia and progressive emaciation. It was so called, perhaps, from the great veins which surround it, compared by the ancients to the claws of a crab. The term is now restricted to such a growth made up of aggregations of epithelial cells, either without support or embedded in the meshes of a trabecular framework.
  4. 4. An eating tumor.
  5. 5. Sign of the crab in the zodiac.

cancer - examples of usage

  1. How many here are hiding that dreadful malady, cancer?
  2. As well that as anything else- for cancer.
  3. And your soothing, balmy oils for cancer?
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