Definition of OncoMouse in English:


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


  • 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.


from onco- + mouse.

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