GC: adj

S: WHO – (last access: 21 September 2016); (last access: 21 September 2016).

N: 1. 1926, from carcinogen (“cancer-causing substance,” 1853, from carcinoma + -gen) + -ic (Middle English -ik, -ick, word-forming element making adjectives, “having to do with, having the nature of, being, made of, caused by, similar to,” from French -ique and directly from Latin -icus or cognate Greek -ikos “in the manner of; pertaining to).
2. Producing or tending to produce cancer <the carcinogenic action of certain chemicals—Journal of the American Medical Association>.
3. Carcinogen: A substance or agent that causes cancer. Related terms include the adjective “carcinogenic” and the nouns “carcinogenesis” and “carcinogenicity.” One of the best-known carcinogens is ionizing radiation.
4. The International Agency for Research on Cancer has classified some 60 substances and processes as probably or definitely carcinogenic in humans. These substances and processes are divided into three categories Agents and groups of agents, Mixtures, and Exposure circumstances and they are as follows:

S: 1. OED –;; (last access: 21 September 2016). 2. MW – (last access: 21 September 2016). 3 & 4. (last access: 21 September 2016).

SYN: cancerigenic, cancerogenic.

S: COSNAUTAS/LIBRO ROJO (last access: 21 September 2016); GDT – (last access: 21 September 2016).

CR: cancer, cancerology, cancerous