Oxygen vs Cancer - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between oxygen and cancer

is that oxygen is a chemical element (symbol o) with an atomic number of 8 and relative atomic mass of 159994 while cancer is cancer.

oxygen

English

Noun

(wikipedia oxygen)
  • A chemical element (symbol O) with an atomic number of 8 and relative atomic mass of 15.9994.
  • Molecular oxygen (O2), a colorless, odorless gas at room temperature.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=September-October, author= Katie L. Burke
  • , magazine=(American Scientist), title= In the News , passage=Oxygen' levels on Earth skyrocketed 2.4 billion years ago, when cyanobacteria evolved photosynthesis: the ability to convert water and carbon dioxide into carbohydrates and waste ' oxygen using solar energy. The evolutionary precursor of photosynthesis is still under debate, and a new study sheds light.}}
  • (medicine) A mixture of oxygen and other gases, administered to a patient to help him or her to breathe.
  • (countable) An atom of this element.
  • Derived terms

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    Synonyms

    * sourstuff * when used as a packaging gas

    See also

    * ozone ----

    cancer

    English

    * (wikipedia "cancer")

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (medicine, oncology, disease) A disease in which the cells of a tissue undergo uncontrolled (and often rapid) proliferation.
  • * {{quote-book, year=2006, author=(Edwin Black)
  • , title=Internal Combustion , chapter=1 citation , passage=If successful, Edison and Ford—in 1914—would move society away from the
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-22, volume=407, issue=8841, page=76, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Snakes and ladders , passage=Risk is everywhere. From tabloid headlines insisting that coffee causes cancer (yesterday, of course, it cured it) to stern government warnings about alcohol and driving, the world is teeming with goblins. For each one there is a frighteningly precise measurement of just how likely it is to jump from the shadows and get you.}}
  • (figuratively) Something which spreads within something else, damaging the latter.
  • {{quote-book, year=1999, author=Bruce Clifford Ross-Larson, title=Effective Writing, page=134 citation
    , passage=Sierra Leone's post-dictator problems are almost absurd in their breadth. It once exported rice; now it can't feed itself. The life span of the average citizen is 39, the shortest in Africa. Unemployment stands at 87 percent and tuberculosis is spreading out of control. Corruption, brazen and ubiquitous, is a cancer on the economy.}}

    Synonyms

    * (disease) growth, malignancy, neoplasia * (something which spreads) lichen

    Hyponyms

    * tumor * leukaemia, leukemia

    Derived terms

    (types of cancer) * bowel cancer * breast cancer * colon cancer * leukemia * testicular cancer * lung cancer * prostate cancer * ovarian cancer * skin cancer * cervical cancer

    See also

    * malignant

    Anagrams

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