carcinogenesis

[ kahr-suh-nuh-jen-uh-sis, -noh- ]
/ ˌkɑr sə nəˈdʒɛn ə sɪs, -noʊ- /

noun Pathology.

the development of a cancer.

Nearby words

  1. carceral,
  2. carchemish,
  3. carcino-,
  4. carcinoembryonic antigen,
  5. carcinogen,
  6. carcinogenic,
  7. carcinoid,
  8. carcinoid syndrome,
  9. carcinolytic,
  10. carcinoma

Origin of carcinogenesis

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

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British Dictionary definitions for carcinogenesis

carcinogenesis

/ (ˌkɑːsɪnəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs) /

noun

pathol the development of cancerous cells from normal ones
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Medicine definitions for carcinogenesis

carcinogenesis

[ kär′sə-nə-jĕnĭ-sĭs ]

n.

The production of cancer.

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