anticarcinogen etymology

English word anticarcinogen comes from English anti-, English carcinogen (A substance or agent that can cause cancer.)

Detailed word origin of anticarcinogen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
anti- English (eng) (immunology) That reacts with immunoglobins found in the specified animal.. Against, hostile to.. Contrasting with the norm.. Counteracting, neutralizing.. Opposite of, reverse.. Physically opposite: applied to mountain ranges.. Related to antiparticles.
carcinogen English (eng) A substance or agent that can cause cancer.
anticarcinogen English (eng) (medicine) Any substance that reduces the occurrence or severity of cancers.

Words with the same origin as anticarcinogen

Descendants of anti-
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