[ ong-kol-uh-jee ]
/ ɒŋˈkɒl ə dʒi /
the branch of medical science dealing with tumors, including the origin, development, diagnosis, and treatment of malignant neoplasms.
the study of cancer.
Related formson·co·log·ic [ong-kuh-loj-ik] /ˌɒŋ kəˈlɒdʒ ɪk/, on·co·log·i·cal, adjectiveon·col·o·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for oncologic
/ (ɒŋˈkɒlədʒɪ) /
the branch of medicine concerned with the study, classification, and treatment of tumours
Derived Formsoncological (ˌɒŋkəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectiveoncologist, noun
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Medicine definitions for oncologic
[ ŏng-kŏl′ə-jē ]
The branch of medicine dealing with the physical, chemical, and biological properties of tumors, including study of their development, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
Related formson′co•log′i•cal (-kə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) null adj.on•col′o•gist n.
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Science definitions for oncologic
[ ŏn-kŏl′ə-jē ]
The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
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Culture definitions for oncologic
[ (ong-kol-uh-jee, on-kol-uh-jee) ]
The branch of medicine devoted to the study, treatment, and cure of cancer.
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