oncology

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First attested 1857, from New Latin onco- ‎(tumor). from Ancient Greek ὄγκος ‎(ónkos, lump, mass, bulk) + -logy ‎(study of), from Ancient Greek λογία ‎(logía), from λόγος ‎(lógos, word).

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oncology ‎(countable and uncountable, plural oncologies)

  1. The branch of medicine concerned with tumors, including study of their development, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

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