Definition of tumorigenic in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌt(y)o͞omərəˈjenik/


Capable of forming or tending to form tumors.
Example sentences
  • A tumorigenic ovarian cancer cell line failed to form tumours in athymic mice.
  • This signifies that multiple somatic genetic events are essential for tumorigenic conversion of mesothelial cells.
  • This process is thought to stimulate tumorigenic growth and to allow the intraductal proliferations to progress to carcinoma.



Pronunciation: /-jəˈnisitē/
Example sentences
  • Animal trials confirmed the suppression of tumorigenicity of cancer cells by ex vivo delivery.
  • The chemical has been shown to increase the tumorigenicity of cancer cells in rodent models.

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Syllabification: tu·mor·i·gen·ic

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