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oncogene

oncogene

noun on·co·gene \ˈäŋ-kō-ˌjēn\

Definition of ONCOGENE

:  a gene having the potential to cause a normal cell to become cancerous

First Known Use of ONCOGENE

1969

oncogene

noun on·co·gene \ˈäŋ-kō-ˌjēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ONCOGENE

:  a gene having the potential to cause a normal cell to become cancerous

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