tu·​mor·​i·​gen·​ic | \ ˌtü-mə-rə-ˈje-nik How to pronounce tumorigenic (audio) , ˌtyü-\

Definition of tumorigenic

: producing or tending to produce tumors also : carcinogenic

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tumorigenesis \ ˌtü-​mə-​rə-​ˈje-​nə-​səs How to pronounce tumorigenesis (audio) , ˌtyü-​ \ noun
tumorigenicity \ ˌtü-​mə-​rə-​jə-​ˈni-​sə-​tē How to pronounce tumorigenicity (audio) , ˌtyü-​ \ noun

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However, inhibition of p53 leaves the cell transiently vulnerable to the introduction of chromosomal rearrangements and other tumorigenic mutations. Sharon Begley, STAT, "Archived chat: last week in CRISPR — cancer, patents, and a dip in the market," 19 June 2018

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First Known Use of tumorigenic

1941, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tumorigenic was in 1941

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tu·​mor·​i·​gen·​ic | \ -ˈjen-ik How to pronounce tumorigenic (audio) \

Medical Definition of tumorigenic

: producing or tending to produce tumors also : carcinogenic

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tumorigenicity \ -​jə-​ˈnis-​ət-​ē How to pronounce tumorigenicity (audio) \ noun, plural tumorigenicities

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