oncolysis

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oncolysis on·col·y·sis (ŏn-kŏl'ĭ-sĭs, ŏng-)
n.

  1. The destruction of a tumor or tumor cells.

  2. The reduction of any swelling or mass.


on'co·lyt'ic (ŏng'kə-lĭt'ĭk) adj.
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