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Meaning of "canker" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CANKER

Old English cancer, from Latin cancer crab, cancerous sore.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CANKER

canker  [ˈkæŋkə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CANKER

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Canker is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb canker in English.

WHAT DOES CANKER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

canker

Canker

Canker and anthracnose generally refer to many different plant diseases of such broadly similar symptoms as the appearance of small areas of dead tissue, which grow slowly, often over years. Some are of only minor consequence, but others are ultimately lethal and therefore of major economic importance in agriculture and horticulture. Their causes include such a wide range of organisms as fungi, bacteria, mycoplasmas and viruses. The majority of canker-causing organisms are bound to a unique host species or genus, but a few will attack other plants. Weather and animals can spread canker, thereby endangering areas that have only slight amount of canker. Although fungicides or bactericides can treat some cankers, often the only available treatment is to destroy the infected plant to contain the disease thereto.

Definition of canker in the English dictionary

The first definition of canker in the dictionary is an ulceration, esp of the lips or lining of the oral cavity. Other definition of canker is a disease of horses in which the horn of the hoofs becomes soft and spongy. Canker is also an inflammation of the lining of the external ear, esp in dogs and cats, resulting in a discharge and sometimes ulceration.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CANKER

PRESENT

Present
I canker
you canker
he/she/it cankers
we canker
you canker
they canker
Present continuous
I am cankering
you are cankering
he/she/it is cankering
we are cankering
you are cankering
they are cankering
Present perfect
I have cankered
you have cankered
he/she/it has cankered
we have cankered
you have cankered
they have cankered
Present perfect continuous
I have been cankering
you have been cankering
he/she/it has been cankering
we have been cankering
you have been cankering
they have been cankering
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I cankered
you cankered
he/she/it cankered
we cankered
you cankered
they cankered
Past continuous
I was cankering
you were cankering
he/she/it was cankering
we were cankering
you were cankering
they were cankering
Past perfect
I had cankered
you had cankered
he/she/it had cankered
we had cankered
you had cankered
they had cankered
Past perfect continuous
I had been cankering
you had been cankering
he/she/it had been cankering
we had been cankering
you had been cankering
they had been cankering
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will canker
you will canker
he/she/it will canker
we will canker
you will canker
they will canker
Future continuous
I will be cankering
you will be cankering
he/she/it will be cankering
we will be cankering
you will be cankering
they will be cankering
Future perfect
I will have cankered
you will have cankered
he/she/it will have cankered
we will have cankered
you will have cankered
they will have cankered
Future perfect continuous
I will have been cankering
you will have been cankering
he/she/it will have been cankering
we will have been cankering
you will have been cankering
they will have been cankering
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would canker
you would canker
he/she/it would canker
we would canker
you would canker
they would canker
Conditional continuous
I would be cankering
you would be cankering
he/she/it would be cankering
we would be cankering
you would be cankering
they would be cankering
Conditional perfect
I would have canker
you would have canker
he/she/it would have canker
we would have canker
you would have canker
they would have canker
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been cankering
you would have been cankering
he/she/it would have been cankering
we would have been cankering
you would have been cankering
they would have been cankering
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you canker
we let´s canker
you canker
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to canker
Past participle
cankered
Present Participle
cankering
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CANKER


anchor
ˈæŋkə
anker
ˈæŋkə
Bangka
ˈbæŋkə
Banka
ˈbæŋkə
banker
ˈbæŋkə
barranca
bəˈræŋkə
Bullamakanka
ˌbuːləməˈkæŋkə
Casablanca
ˌkæsəˈblæŋkə
flanker
ˈflæŋkə
hanker
ˈhæŋkə
janker
ˈdʒæŋkə
rancour
ˈræŋkə
ranker
ˈræŋkə
skanker
ˈskæŋkə
spanker
ˈspæŋkə
stratotanker
ˈstrætəʊˌtæŋkə
supertanker
ˈsuːpəˌtæŋkə
tanker
ˈtæŋkə
thangka
ˈθæŋkə
wanker
ˈwæŋkə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CANKER

canistel
canister
canister shot
canisterisation
canisterise
canisterization
canities
canker sore
cankered
cankeredly
cankeredness
cankerous
cankerworm
cankery
cankle
CanLit
cann
canna

WORDS THAT END LIKE CANKER

aerial tanker
blinker
bunker
cow-spanker
drinker
embanker
hunker
investment banker
Junker
linker
merchant banker
oil tanker
petrol tanker
scrimshanker
skrimshanker
swanker
thanker
thinker
tinker
yanker

Synonyms and antonyms of canker in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CANKER»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «canker» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of canker

Translation of «canker» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CANKER

Find out the translation of canker to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of canker from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «canker» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

溃疡病
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cancro
570 millions of speakers

English

canker
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

नासूर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

آفة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

язва
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cancro
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কীট
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

chancre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Canker
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Krebs
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

キャンカー
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

구강
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Canker
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tai ương
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அரிநோய்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

रुमाल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

pamukçuk
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cancrena
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

rak
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

виразка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

gangrenă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σαράκι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

voetganger
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kräfta
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

canker
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of canker

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CANKER»

The term «canker» is regularly used and occupies the 65.492 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CANKER» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «canker» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «canker» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about canker

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CANKER»

Discover the use of canker in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to canker and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Pests of Landscape Trees and Shrubs: An Integrated Pest ...
Many different hosts are infected by certain canker diseases, including Cytospora canker and Nectria canker. Other canker diseases can be identified largely based on the species of host plant they infect, including canker diseases infecting  ...
Steve H. Dreistadt, Mary Louise Flint, 2004
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Pitch Canker: A Technical Review
Not all susceptible trees will be damaged by pitch canker, even if the pathogen is present. For this disease to occur, a suitable wounding agent is required. In the western United States, this is typically an insect. However, it appears that this will  ...
University of California (System). Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 2003
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Citrus Bacterial Canker Disease and Huanglongbing (Citrus ...
A citrus leafminer mine filled with lesions caused by citrus canker. The citrus leafminer mine provides an opening for the bacterium to enter the citrus leaf. Photo: T. Gottwald. The presence of citrus leafminer, Phyllocnistis citrella Stainton  ...
Marylou Polek
4
Cytospora canker
Forest. Disease. Management. Notes. Cytospora. Canker. Cytospora cankers are caused by several species of Si in the genus Cytospora. This disease is usually associated with environmental stress It occurs sporadically in the Pacific ...
United States. Forest Service. Pacific Northwest Region, 1983
5
Atropellis canker
Atropellis canker of pines is caused by two fungi, Atropellis piniphila. and A. pinícola. The disease occurs in many lodgepole pine stands, but only a relatively few are severely infected. Infection can result in reduction of wood quality, stem ...
United States. Forest Service. Pacific Northwest Region, 1983
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Integrated Pest Management for Stone Fruits
Keep canker diseases to a minimum by avoiding mechanical injury, pruning when conditions are least favorable for disease spread, and following cultural practices that promote tree health and vigor. In the case of bacterial canker, selecting ...
University of California (System). Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 1999
7
Canker production by strains of Botryodiplodia theobromae in ...
All cankers appeared within 15 days after inoculation. Canker length varied from 17 to 80 mm but averaged 26 mm in sycamores inoculated with both C. diospyri and the less virulent strain of B. theobromae; however, canker length averaged ...
Robert Lewis, Eugene P. Van Arsdel, Southern Forest Experiment Station (New Orleans, La.), 1978
8
Soybean Mosaic and Stem Canker in Iowa Soybean Fields
Southern stem canker has not been reported in Iowa, however the disease was found in neighboring Wisconsin (2003). Since agronomists in Iowa have reported an increase in the prevalence of stem canker over the past few years, one ...
Xin Lu, 2008
9
Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child: A Practical A-to-Z ...
Canker sores are small, swollen, painful ulcers that occur on the lips or in the mouth. Canker sores hurt. If your child develops a canker sore, it is possible that he won't want to eat. Acidic foods sting. Even the act of chewing can cause irritation ...
Janet Zand, Robert Rountree, Bob Rountree, 2003
10
Phomopsis canker of Douglas-fir
United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service Pacific Northwest Region Phomopsis Canker of Douglas-Fir Phomopsis canker of Douglas-fir is caused by the fungus Diaportke (Phomopsis) Ipkoyae. This disease appears periodically ...
United States. Forest Service. Pacific Northwest Region, 1983

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CANKER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term canker is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Fire blight infection can destroy susceptible ornamental trees
The fire blight bacteria overwinter in canker margins and buds and resume reproduction when temperatures rise above 65 degrees. Rain ... «Chicago Tribune, Jul 15»
2
Addressing crabapple tree problems
The most severe problem is fire blight; a bacterial canker disease that kills entire branches with leaves uniformly turning brown as if burnt, ... «Columbus Telegram, Jul 15»
3
Dead trees costing cities, homeowners thousands
It is spread by the walnut twig beetle, which was found in Ohio in 2012 and carries canker-producing fungal spores into the tree by burrowing. «Hamilton Journal News, Jul 15»
4
My gay child changed my life
Yet the prospect that he may have a gay son gnawed at Ron like a canker. “I was terribly homophobic,” Ron says. “Every day for the next 18 ... «The Australian Women's Weekly, Jul 15»
5
CalFire to run Cambria Fire Department
... are dying at increased rates due to a combination of factors, including drought conditions, invasive mistletoe, pine pitch canker, and age. «New Times SLO, Jul 15»
6
MSU gumshoes solve mysteries about Montana's plants, insects
Canker worms have appeared in some urban areas, and she is seeing an invasion of weevils. Orloff said she is receiving lots of inquiries about ... «Prairie Star, Jul 15»
7
From the Extension: The aphids are coming: Act now
Answer: could be Cytospora canker. Usually doesn't end well. Mid-summer: “How do I get rid of all these aspen shoots coming up in my lawn? «Cortez Journal, Jul 15»
8
Ask a Master Gardener: No benefit to mulch volcanos
Diseases such as fungal canker diseases (rots), bacterial attacks or virus diseases can more readily penetrate to the interior of the plant when ... «Brainerd Daily Dispatch, Jul 15»
9
Sakata earns certification, offers commercial varieties
... the rules of GSPP and its ability to be competent to produce and market tomato seed free of (bacterial canker),” according to the release. «The Packer, Jul 15»
10
Glufosinate damage can occur on young almond tree trunks
A glufosinate-caused canker is different from Phytophthora, bacterial canker and band canker. There is more consistency of symptoms across ... «Western Farm Press, Jun 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Canker [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/canker>. Jul 2020 ».
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