CankerA dying or decay of a part of the body.But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness. And their word will eat as doth a CANKER: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus. ( 2 Timothy 1:1 Exodus 2:16-17 ) Source: A King James Dictionary. (Used with permission. Copyright © Philip P. Kapusta) Bibliography Information"Entry for 'Canker'". A King James Dictionary.