oncologist


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on·col·o·gy

 (ŏn-kŏl′ə-jē, ŏng-)
n.
The branch of medicine that deals with tumors, including study of their development, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

[Greek onkos, mass, tumor; see nek- in Indo-European roots + -logy.]

on′co·log′i·cal (-kə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl), on′co·log′ic (-lŏj′ĭk) adj.
on·col′o·gist n.

oncologist

Specialist in the nature and treatment of cancer.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oncologist - a specialist in oncology
medical specialist, specialist - practices one branch of medicine
Translations
onkolog

oncologist

[ɒŋˈkɒlədʒɪst] Noncólogo/a m/f

oncologist

nOnkologe m, → Onkologin f

on·col·o·gist

n. oncólogo-a. especialista en oncología.

oncologist

n oncólogo -ga mf, médico -ca mf especializado en tumores; radiation — oncólogo radioterapeuta, oncólogo radioterápico (Esp), médico que trata el cáncer con radiación ionizante
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