[on-sid-ee-uh m] /ɒnˈsɪd i əm/
any of numerous tropical American orchids of the genus Oncidium, having clusters of flowers showing great variety in size, form, and color.
- On cloud nine
adjective phrase At the very pinnacle of bliss; euphoric; on a cloud: She came back home and he’s on cloud nine (1950s+) Blissfully happy, as in Ever since he proposed to her, her parents have been on cloud nine. The exact allusion of nine in this term is unclear, and different figures, especially seven (perhaps […]
1. a combining form meaning “tumor,” “mass,” used in the formation of compound words: oncogenic. combining form 1. denoting a tumour: oncology word-forming element meaning “bulk, mass,” especially in medical use, “tumor,” from Latinized form of Greek onko-, comb. form of onkos “bulk, size, mass, body.” onco- pref.
oncocyte on·co·cyte (ŏng’kə-sīt’) n. A large granular acidophilic tumor cell having numerous mitochondria.
- Oncocytic hepatocellular tumor
oncocytic hepatocellular tumor on·co·cyt·ic hepatocellular tumor (ŏng’kə-sĭt’ĭk) n. A tumor in which malignant hepatocytes are intersected by fibrous lamellated bands.