Malignancy vs Canker - What's the difference?

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Malignancy is a related term of canker.


As nouns the difference between malignancy and canker

is that malignancy is the state of being malignant or diseased while canker is (botany) a plant disease marked by gradual decay.

As a verb canker is

to affect as a canker; to eat away; to corrode; to consume.

malignancy

English

Noun

(malignancies)
  • The state of being malignant or diseased.
  • A malignant cancer; specifically, any neoplasm that is invasive or otherwise not benign.
  • That which is malign; evil, depravity, malevolence.
  • * Shakespeare
  • The malignancy of my fate might perhaps distemper yours.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1902, author=Arthur Conan Doyle, title=The Hound of the Baskervilles citation
  • , passage=A cold wind swept down from it and set us shivering. Somewhere there, on that desolate plain, was lurking this fiendish man, hiding in a burrow like a wild beast, his heart full of malignancy against the whole race which had cast him out.}}

    Antonyms

    * benignancy

    canker

    English

    Noun

  • (botany) A plant disease marked by gradual decay.
  • A corroding or sloughing ulcer; especially a spreading gangrenous ulcer or collection of ulcers in or about the mouth.
  • Anything which corrodes, corrupts, or destroys.
  • * Temple
  • the cankers of envy and faction
  • A kind of wild rose; the dog rose.
  • * Shakespeare
  • To put down Richard, that sweet lovely rose, / And plant this thorn, this canker , Bolingbroke.
  • An obstinate and often incurable disease of a horse's foot, characterized by separation of the horny portion and the development of fungoid growths. Usually resulting from neglected thrush.
  • An avian disease affecting doves, poultry, parrots and birds of prey, caused by Trichomonas gallinae .
  • An obstinate and often incurable disease of a horse's foot, characterized by separation of the horny portion and the development of fungoid growths; usually resulting from neglected thrush.
  • Synonyms

    * water canker, canker of the mouth, noma * (bird disease) avian trichomoniasis, roup * (hawk disease) frounce

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To affect as a canker; to eat away; to corrode; to consume.
  • * 1849 , , In Memoriam , 26:
  • Still onward winds the dreary way; / I with it; for I long to prove / No lapse of moons can canker Love, / Whatever fickle tongues may say.
  • To infect or pollute; to corrupt.
  • To waste away, grow rusty, or be oxidized, as a mineral.
  • To be or become diseased, or as if diseased, with canker; to grow corrupt; to become venomous.
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