Carcinogenesis



the development of a cancer.
noun
(pathol) the development of cancerous cells from normal ones

carcinogenesis car·ci·no·gen·e·sis (kär’sə-nə-jěn’ĭ-sĭs)
n.
The production of cancer.

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