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1. oncogene

noun. ['ˈɑːŋkoʊˌdʒiːn'] a gene that disposes normal cells to change into cancerous tumor cells.

Synonyms

  • gene
  • transforming gene
  • cistron

Etymology

  • gene (English)
  • Gen (German)
  • onco- (English)

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Example sentences of the word oncogene


1. Noun, singular or mass
If an oncogene is present, it can help the cell ignore the stop signals and continue dividing.

2. proto-oncogene

noun. a normal gene that has the potential to become an oncogene.

Synonyms

  • gene
  • cistron
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