1. [ noun ] (medicine,pathology) any malignant growth or tumor caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division; it may spread to other parts of the body through the lymphatic system or the blood stream
Synonyms: malignant_neoplastic_disease
Related terms: malignant_tumor leukemia carcinoma sarcoma lymphoma
2. [ noun ] (astronomy) the fourth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from June 21 to July 22
Synonyms: crab Cancer_the_Crab
Related terms: sign_of_the_zodiac
3. [ noun ] (astronomy) a small zodiacal constellation in the northern hemisphere; between Leo and Gemini
Related terms: constellation zodiac
4. [ noun ] (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Cancer
Synonyms: crab
Related terms: person astrology
5. [ noun ] (biology,zoology) type genus of the family Cancridae
Synonyms: genus_Cancer
Related terms: arthropod_genus Cancridae rock_crab Jonah_crab Dungeness_crab
Similar spelling:   cancerous