A genus of decapod Crustacea, including some of the most common shore crabs of Europe and North America, as the rock crab, Jonah crab, etc. See Crab.
Formerly, any malignant growth, esp. one attended with great pain and ulceration, with cachexia and progressive emaciation. It was so called, perhaps, from the great veins which surround it, compared by the ancients to the claws of a crab. The term is now restricted to such a growth made up of aggregations of epithelial cells, either without support or embedded in the meshes of a trabecular framework.
Group of more than 120 different diseases, one for each type of cell in the human body. Each type of cancer produces a tumor in which cells multiply uncontrollably and invade surrounding tissue. See carcinogen, metastasis.
Diseases in which abnormal cells divide and grow unchecked.
The fourth of the twelve signs of the zodiac. The first point is the northern limit of the sun's course in summer; hence, the sign of the summer solstice. See Tropic.
A northern constellation between Gemini and Leo.
Traits for the sign of Cancer are: nurturing, intuitive, feeling, caring, heartfelt, protective, family/home oriented. Planetary ruler: Moon. Associated with 4th House. Cardinal Water. See also: zodiac article on Cancer. Cancer Symbol
blend for Cancer signs
an ECIWO whose development has stopped at cleavage or morula developmental stage
an ECIWO whose development stops at the cleavage or morula stage
a specialized embryo, namely an ECIWO, in diapause (development stop) at the cleavage or the morula developmental stage