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carcinogenesis

[ kahr-suh-nuh-jen-uh-sis, -noh- ]

noun

, Pathology.
  1. the development of a cancer.


carcinogenesis

/ ˌkɑːsɪnəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs /

noun

  1. pathol the development of cancerous cells from normal ones


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Word History and Origins

Origin of carcinogenesis1

First recorded in 1925–30; carcino- + -genesis

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Example Sentences

Researchers reason that both inflammation and immune-disruption are associated with increased cancer risk, according to a 2018 review published in the journal Carcinogenesis.

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