oncogene

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From onco- +‎ gene.

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oncogene (plural oncogenes)

  1. (oncology, genetics) Any gene that contributes to the conversion of a normal cell into a cancerous cell when mutated or expressed at high levels.
    • 1999, Matt Ridley, Genome, Harper Perennial 2004, p. 234:
      It was obvious from the start what kinds of genes oncogenes would turn out to be – genes that encourage cells to grow.

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oncogene f

  1. Feminine plural form of oncogeno