oncogene

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noun on·co·gene \ ˈäŋ-kō-ˌjēn \

Definition of oncogene

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

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First Known Use of oncogene

1969


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oncogene

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noun on·co·gene \ ˈäŋ-kō-ˌjēn \

medical Definition of oncogene

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

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