noun. ['ˈɑːŋkoʊˌdʒiːn'] a gene that disposes normal cells to change into cancerous tumor cells.
- transforming gene
- gene (English)
- Gen (German)
- onco- (English)
Words that Rhyme with Oncogene
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.
noun. a normal gene that has the potential to become an oncogene.