oncogenic

adjective on·co·gen·ic \ ˌäŋ-kō-ˈje-nik \

Definition of oncogenic

1 : relating to tumor formation
2 : tending to cause tumors

oncogenicity

play \ˌäŋ-kō-jə-ˈni-sə-tē\ noun

First Known Use of oncogenic

1936

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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oncogenic

adjective on·co·gen·ic \ -ˈjen-ik \
variants: also oncogenous play \äŋ-ˈkäj-ə-nəs\

medical Definition of oncogenic

1 : relating to tumor formation
2 : tending to cause tumors
  • an oncogenic virus
  • oncogenic tars

oncogenically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

oncogenicity

play \-jə-ˈnis-ət-ē\ noun

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