oncogenic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From onco- (tumor) +‎ -genic (producing).

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Adjective[edit]

oncogenic (comparative more oncogenic, superlative most oncogenic)

  1. Causing the formation of tumors. [from 20th c.]
    • 1997, Roy Porter, The Greatest Benefit to Mankind, Folio Society 2016, p. 554:
      From the late 1960s research into oncogenic viruses was particularly advanced by David Baltimore (b. 1938) and Howard Tenin (1934–94), who simultaneously published a report of the discovery of an enzyme reverse transcriptase.