Incipient vs Precancer - What's the difference?

incipient | precancer |


As adjectives the difference between incipient and precancer

is that incipient is in an initial stage; beginning, starting, coming into existence while precancer is before the onset of cancer.

As nouns the difference between incipient and precancer

is that incipient is (countable|obsolete) beginner while precancer is an incipient form of cancer that may become malignant if not treated.

incipient

English

Adjective

(-)
  • In an initial stage; beginning, starting, coming into existence.
  • After 500 years, incipient towns appeared.
    Employees shall be familiarized with the use of a fire extinguisher in incipient stage fire fighting.

    Synonyms

    * (beginning) beginning, commencing, emerging, starting, inchoate, nascent

    Noun

  • (countable, obsolete) beginner
  • (uncountable, grammar) A verb tense of the Hebrew language.
  • Synonyms

    * (beginner) beginner, inceptor

    precancer

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Before the onset of cancer.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • An incipient form of cancer that may become malignant if not treated.