tumorigenesis

[ too-mer-i-jen-uh-sis, tyoo- ]
/ ˌtu mər ɪˈdʒɛn ə sɪs, ˌtyu- /

noun

the production or development of tumors.

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Origin of tumorigenesis

First recorded in 1945–50; tumor + -i- + -genesis
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Medical definitions for tumorigenesis

tumorigenesis
[ tōō′mər-ə-jĕnĭ-sĭs ]

n.

Formation or production of tumors.
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