Definition of oncogene in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈänkōˌjēn/


A gene that in certain circumstances can transform a cell into a tumor cell.
Example sentences
  • Thus the presence of p53 mutation may trigger precipitate the derailment of the cell cycle machinery, rendering cells susceptible to additional aberrations in other important oncogenes and tumour suppressor genes.
  • Recent studies have been investigating these conditions for the presence of specific translocations and the expression of oncogenes and tumour suppressor genes.
  • This mechanism has been shown to be operational in the case of various oncogenes and tumour suppressor genes.

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Syllabification: on·co·gene

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