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carcinogen

Pronunciation: kar-sin′ō-jen, kar′si-nō-jen

Definition: Any cancer-producing substance or organism, such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or agents such as in certain types of irradiation.

[carcino- + G, -gen, producing]

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