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oncogenesis

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

First recorded in 1930–35; onco- + -genesis
Related formson·co·gen·ic, on·co·ge·net·ic [ong-kuh-juh-net-ik] /ˌɒŋ kə dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for oncogenic

oncogenic

oncogenous (ɒŋˈkɒdʒənəs)

adjective
  1. causing the formation of a tumouran oncogenic virus
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Derived Formsoncogenesis, noun
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oncogenic in Medicine

oncogenic

(ŏng′kō-jĕnĭk)
adj.
  1. Causing or tending to cause the formation and development of tumors.
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Related formson′co•ge•nici•ty (-jə-nĭsĭ-tē) n.

oncogenesis

(ŏng′kō-jĕnĭ-sĭs)
n.
  1. The formation and development of tumors.
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