Definition of tumorigenesis in English:


Line breaks: tumori|gen¦esis
Pronunciation: /ˌtjuːmərɪˈdʒɛnɪsɪs


[mass noun]
  • The production or formation of a tumour or tumours.
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    • 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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