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tumorigenic

Line breaks: tumori|gen¦ic
Pronunciation: /ˌtjuːmərɪˈdʒɛnɪk
 
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Definition of tumorigenic in English:

adjective

Capable of forming or tending to form tumours.
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.

Derivatives

tumorigenicity

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈnɪsɪti/
noun
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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