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Answer for the clue "Any substance that produces cancer ", 10 letters:
carcinogen

Word definitions for carcinogen in dictionaries

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
carcinogen \car*cin"o*gen\ (k[aum]r*s[i^]n"[-o]*j[e^]n), n. Any substance that produces cancer; as, to test for carcinogens in the drinking water.

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. A substance or agent that can cause cancer.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"cancer-causing substance," 1853, from carcinoma + -gen .

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. any substance that produces cancer

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
noun EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS ▪ And officials of federal, international and California agencies regard it as a potential or probable carcinogen . ▪ Cadmium is a carcinogen that can also damage the kidneys. ▪ Chipboard and other pressed wood products are made ...

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
A carcinogen is any substance, radionuclide , or radiation that is an agent directly involved in causing cancer . This may be due to the ability to damage the genome or to the disruption of cellular metabolic processes. Several radioactive substances are ...

Usage examples of carcinogen.

Because it is the refractory tars in which polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and some other carcinogens are concentrated.

Even though plants, too, were trying to fend off animals with poisons and carcinogens, one of which had wormed into her.

He inhaled, then blew a stream of tars and carcinogens toward the ceiling.

A total of sixteen known carcinogens, fourteen alkalis, and numerous other compounds with known biological activity are included in the four thousand plus compounds.

Robert Bronsky's report on the composition of cigarette smoke-the more than four thousand compounds, the sixteen known carcinogens, the fourteen alkalis, the irritants, and all that other stuff.

Human response to carcinogens is taken as linear in the dose received -- directly proportional, with no weird factors.

Probably she could boil away the more volatile phenols and other organic carcinogens.