[ong-kuh-jen-uh-sis] /ˌɒŋ kəˈdʒɛn ə sɪs/

the generation of tumors.
causing the formation of a tumour: an oncogenic virus

oncogenic on·co·gen·ic (ŏng’kō-jěn’ĭk) or on·cog·e·nous (ŏn-kŏj’ə-nəs, ŏng-)
Causing or tending to cause the formation and development of tumors.
on’co·ge·nic’i·ty (-jə-nĭs’ĭ-tē) n.

oncogenesis on·co·gen·e·sis (ŏng’kō-jěn’ĭ-sĭs)
The formation and development of tumors.


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