oncology

[ ong-kol-uh-jee ]
/ ɒŋˈkɒl ə dʒi /

noun

the branch of medical science dealing with tumors, including the origin, development, diagnosis, and treatment of malignant neoplasms.
the study of cancer.

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Origin of oncology

First recorded in 1855–60; onco- + -logy

OTHER WORDS FROM oncology

on·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 oncology

oncology
/ (ɒŋˈkɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the branch of medicine concerned with the study, classification, and treatment of tumours

Derived forms of oncology

oncological (ˌɒŋkəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectiveoncologist, noun
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Medical definitions for oncology

oncology
[ ŏng-kŏlə-jē ]

n.

The branch of medicine dealing with the physical, chemical, and biological properties of tumors, including study of their development, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

Other words from oncology

on′co•logi•cal (-kə-lŏjĭ-kəl) null adj.on•colo•gist n.
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Scientific definitions for oncology

oncology
[ ŏn-kŏlə-jē ]

The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
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Cultural definitions for oncology

oncology
[ (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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