Definition of carcinogenic in English:

carcinogenic

adjective

  • Having the potential to cause cancer.

    • ‘The risk of a carcinogenic effect of a substance can be assessed by 1 of several mathematical models.’
    • ‘For example, it was claimed that the study presented uniquely reliable evidence that simvastatin is not carcinogenic.’
    • ‘They've got a carcinogenic potential and the potential to suppress the immune system.’
    • ‘It has been shown to be teratogenic and carcinogenic in rodents.’
    • ‘Among them, ionizing radiation and genotoxic chemicals with carcinogenic potential play an important role.’
    • ‘One family of mycotoxins, the aflatoxins, are carcinogenic and immunotoxic and cause growth retardation in animals.’
    • ‘Vitamin C is an antioxidant, and it also inhibits the formation of carcinogenic nitrosamines from dietary amines and nitrites.’
    • ‘It is the carcinogenic compounds in the tar which are the serious hazard to health, and some, but not all, of these compounds are removed by the filters.’
    • ‘The World Health Organization has concluded that cannabis, when smoked, is twice as carcinogenic as tobacco.’
    • ‘Some of them are carcinogenic, and some of them also cause neurological and reproductive health problems.’
    • ‘This highlights the carcinogenic potential of AA in human beings.’
    • ‘Airline pilots are occupationally exposed to cosmic radiation and other potentially carcinogenic elements.’
    • ‘He's spent a fair bit of his career describing how carcinogenic the sun is.’
    • ‘Many studies strongly support the premise that oxidative stress plays an important role in this carcinogenic process.’
    • ‘There aren't a lot of good in vitro methods to predict carcinogenic potential.’
    • ‘In this study by IARC, other known carcinogenic substances in solid wood were not identified.’
    • ‘Each carcinogenic mixture acts as a unique entity to produce its own specific cancer cluster.’
    • ‘At least 60 of the chemicals in a puff of smoke are carcinogenic, meaning they may cause cancer.’
    • ‘Apart from their well known carcinogenic action on the liver, they also impair growth and the development of the immune system in children.’
    • ‘The authors say that cotinine is a poor biomarker of carcinogenic risk.’

Pronunciation:

carcinogenic

/ˌkɑːs(ɪ)nəˈdʒɛnɪk/