oncoprotein

noun
on·​co·​pro·​tein | \ ˌäŋ-kō-ˈprō-ˌtēn, ˌän-, -ˈprōt-ē-ən How to pronounce oncoprotein (audio) \

Medical Definition of oncoprotein

: a protein that is coded for by a viral oncogene which has been integrated into the genome of a eukaryotic cell and that is involved in the regulation or synthesis of proteins linked to tumorigenic cell growth

Comments on oncoprotein

What made you want to look up oncoprotein? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Finance Words Quiz

  • a-piggy-bank
  • The etymology of mortgage is related most closely to which two words?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!