câncer

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin cancer. Doublet of cancro and caranguejo.

Noun[edit]

câncer m (plural cânceres)

  1. (Brazil) cancer (disease)
  2. (figuratively) a very undesirable, prejudicial or in any other way negative thing
    Políticos são um câncer para o nosso país.
    Politicians are a very bad thing for our country.

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