Definition of tumorigenesis in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌt(y)o͞omərəˈjenəsəs/


The production or formation of a tumor or tumors.
Example sentences
  • Several genetic alterations to tumor suppressor genes have been shown to play a major role in tumorigenesis.
  • Solar radiation may also be a factor in tumorigenesis.
  • Several hypotheses have been made to explain glial tumorigenesis and evolution.

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Syllabification: tu·mor·i·gen·e·sis

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