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oncogenesis

[ong-kuh-jen-uh-sis] /ˌɒŋ kəˈdʒɛn ə sɪs/
noun
1.
the generation of tumors.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; onco- + -genesis
Related forms
oncogenic, oncogenetic
[ong-kuh-juh-net-ik] /ˌɒŋ kə dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for oncogenic

oncogenic

/ˌɒŋkəʊˈdʒɛnɪk/
adjective
1.
causing the formation of a tumour an oncogenic virus
Derived Forms
oncogenesis, noun
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oncogenic in Medicine

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

oncogenic on·co·gen·ic (ŏng'kō-jěn'ĭk) or on·cog·e·nous (ŏn-kŏj'ə-nəs, ŏng-)
adj.
Causing or tending to cause the formation and development of tumors.


on'co·ge·nic'i·ty (-jə-nĭs'ĭ-tē) n.
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