tumorigenic

adjective tu·mor·i·gen·ic \ ˌtü-mə-rə-ˈje-nik , ˌtyü- \
|Updated on: 8 Jul 2018

Definition of tumorigenic

: producing or tending to produce tumors; also : carcinogenic

tumorigenesis

play \ˌtü-mə-rə-ˈje-nə-səs, ˌtyü-\ noun

tumorigenicity

play \ˌtü-mə-rə-jə-ˈni-sə-tē, ˌtyü-\ noun

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First Known Use of tumorigenic

1941

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tumorigenic

adjective tu·mor·i·gen·ic \ -ˈjen-ik \

medical Definition of tumorigenic

: producing or tending to produce tumors; also : carcinogenic

tumorigenicity

play \-jə-ˈnis-ət-ē\ noun, plural -ties

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