Definition of cancerine in English:

cancerine

noun

North American
rare, historical
  • A fertilizer made by grinding up horseshoe crabs (Limulus).

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Henry Darwin Rogers (1808–1866), geologist. From cancer + -ine.

Pronunciation

cancerine

/ˈkansəriːn//ˈkansərɪn/