oncogenesis

[ ong-kuh-jen-uh-sis ]
/ ˌɒŋ kəˈdʒɛn ə sɪs /

noun

the generation of tumors.

Origin of oncogenesis

First recorded in 1930–35; onco- + -genesis

Related forms

on·co·gen·ic, on·co·ge·net·ic [ong-kuh-juh-net-ik] /ˌɒŋ kə dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/, adjective
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Medicine definitions for oncogenesis

oncogenesis

[ ŏng′kō-jĕnĭ-sĭs ]

n.

The formation and development of tumors.
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