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tumor suppressor gene

noun

Definition of TUMOR SUPPRESSOR GENE

:  any of a class of genes (as p53) that act in normal cells to inhibit unrestrained cell division and that when inactivated (as by mutation) place the cell at increased risk for malignant proliferation
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First Known Use of TUMOR SUPPRESSOR GENE

1985
Medical Dictionary

tumor suppressor gene

noun

Medical Definition of TUMOR SUPPRESSOR GENE

:  any of a class of genes (as p53) that act in normal cells to inhibit unrestrained cell division and that when inactivated (as by mutation) place the cell at increased risk for malignant proliferation—called also anti-oncogene

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