(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. cancerous, malignant. See disease.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a.
[kar sin uh JEN ik]
pertaining to any substance or source that causes cancer.
Radiation is highly carcinogenic.
SYN.: cancer-causing, tumor-forming, muta-genic, malignant, deadly, unhealthy, hazardous, toxic, pernicious.
ANT.: benign, harmless, healthly

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