carcinogenesis

noun
car·​ci·​no·​gen·​e·​sis | \ ˌkär-sə-nō-ˈje-nə-sis \

Definition of carcinogenesis

: the production of cancer

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If asbestos has remained in talcum powder in recent decades, this could provide an alternative mechanism for carcinogenesis. Tara C. Smith, SELF, "How Worried Do You Need to Be About Asbestos in Baby Powder and Other Talc Products?," 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, "Salk board chairman stepping down amid institute turmoil," 25 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of carcinogenesis

1923, in the meaning defined above

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carcinogenesis

noun
car·​ci·​no·​gen·​e·​sis | \ ˌkärs-ᵊn-ō-ˈjen-ə-səs \
plural carcinogeneses\ -​ˌsēz \

Medical Definition of carcinogenesis

: the production of cancer

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