Definition of OncoMouse in English:

OncoMouse

Syllabification: On·co·Mouse
Pronunciation: /ˈäNGkəˌmous
 
/
(also oncomouse)

noun

trademark A transgenic mouse carrying an activated human cancer gene, used in laboratory experiments.
More example sentences
  • Thirteen years later, the OncoMouse is a prime example of the hazards of mixing science and commerce.
  • For 17 years, Harvard's OncoMouse has run the maze of Canada's patenting process
  • The European Patent Office (EPO) has approved a restricted patent on the Harvard OncoMouse, dealing a setback to activists who fought for 9 years to bar EU patents on living organisms.

Origin

from onco- + mouse.

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