Definition of cancroid in English:

cancroid

adjective

  • 1Zoology
    Like a crab, especially in structure.

    • ‘The oxyrhynchous characteristics are minimised by this adoption of this cancroid form, and meticulous examination of even the adult brings the status of the species as a parthenopid into doubt.’
  • 2Medicine
    (of a growth) resembling cancer.

    • ‘Medication suppressed the cancroid growth if its dose contained 15 millions of desolated trypanosomes.’

Pronunciation:

cancroid

/ˈkaNGkroid/