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antioncogene

antioncogene in Medicine

antioncogene an·ti·on·co·gene (ān'tē-ŏng'kə-jēn, ān'tī-)
n.
A tumor-suppressing gene that is involved in controlling cellular growth and when inactive leads to deregulated cellular proliferation, as in cancer.

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