oncologic

oncology

[ong-kol-uh-jee]
noun
1.
the branch of medical science dealing with tumors, including the origin, development, diagnosis, and treatment of malignant neoplasms.
2.
the study of cancer.

Origin:
1855–60; onco- + -logy

oncologic [ong-kuh-loj-ik] , oncological, adjective
oncologist, noun
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oncology (ɒŋˈkɒlədʒɪ)
 
n
the branch of medicine concerned with the study, classification, and treatment of tumours
 
oncological
 
adj
 
on'cologist
 
n

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oncology
1857, coined in Eng. from Mod.L. onco- "tumor," from Gk. onkos "mass, bulk" + Eng. -logy "science or study of," from Gk. logia, from logos "word."
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oncology on·col·o·gy (ŏn-kŏl'ə-jē, ŏng-)
n.
The branch of medicine dealing with the physical, chemical, and biological properties of tumors, including study of their development, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.


on'co·log'i·cal (-kə-lŏj'ĭ-kəl) or on'co·log'ic (-lŏj'ĭk) adj.
on·col'o·gist n.
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oncology   (ŏn-kŏl'ə-jē)  Pronunciation Key 
The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
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oncology [(ong-kol-uh-jee, on-kol-uh-jee)]

The branch of medicine devoted to the study, treatment, and cure of cancer.

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