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somatic mutation theory of cancer

somatic mutation theory of cancer in Medicine

somatic mutation theory of cancer n.
The theory that cancer is caused by a mutation or mutations in the body cells, rather than germ cells, especially by nonlethal mutations associated with increased proliferation of the mutant cells.

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