carcinogenesis

noun
car·​ci·​no·​gen·​e·​sis | \ ˌkär-sə-nō-ˈje-nə-sis How to pronounce carcinogenesis (audio) \

Definition of carcinogenesis

: the production of cancer

Examples of carcinogenesis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These medications can have a profound impact on the gut microbiome, potentially tweaking it in ways that foster carcinogenesis. Cassandra Willyard, Scientific American, 12 Nov. 2021 If asbestos has remained in talcum powder in recent decades, this could provide an alternative mechanism for carcinogenesis. Tara C. Smith, SELF, 31 Jan. 2019 If asbestos has remained in talcum powder in recent decades, this could provide an alternative mechanism for carcinogenesis. Tara C. Smith, SELF, 31 Jan. 2019 Tony Hunter made fundamental discoveries about carcinogenesis that led to numerous cancer drugs, including Gleevec, Iressa and Sutent. Gary Robbins, sandiegouniontribune.com, 25 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of carcinogenesis

1923, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of carcinogenesis was in 1923

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“Carcinogenesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carcinogenesis. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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carcinogenesis

noun
car·​ci·​no·​gen·​e·​sis | \ ˌkärs-ᵊn-ō-ˈjen-ə-səs How to pronounce carcinogenesis (audio) \
plural carcinogeneses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce carcinogenesis (audio) \

Medical Definition of carcinogenesis

: the production of cancer

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