oncogenesis

oncogenesis

[ong-kuh-jen-uh-sis]
noun
the generation of tumors.

Origin:
1930–35; onco- + -genesis

oncogenic, oncogenetic [ong-kuh-juh-net-ik] , adjective
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oncogenic or oncogenous (ˌɒŋkəʊˈdʒɛnɪk, ɒŋˈkɒdʒənəs)
 
adj
causing the formation of a tumour: an oncogenic virus
 
oncogenous or oncogenous
 
adj
 
onco'genesis or oncogenous
 
n

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oncogenesis on·co·gen·e·sis (ŏng'kō-jěn'ĭ-sĭs)
n.
The formation and development of tumors.

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