proto-oncogene

noun

pro·​to-on·​co·​gene ˌprōt-ō-ˈäŋ-kə-ˌjēn How to pronounce proto-oncogene (audio)
: a gene having the potential for change into an active oncogene

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“Proto-oncogene.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/proto-oncogene. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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