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 (ŏn′kō-jĕn′ĭk, ŏng′-)
Tending to cause or give rise to tumors: an oncogenic virus.

[Greek onkos, mass, tumor; see oncology + -genic.]

on′co·ge·nic′i·ty (-jə-nĭs′ĭ-tē) n.


(Biology) the property of causing tumours to form


(ˌɒŋ kə dʒəˈnɪs ɪ ti)

the capability of inducing tumor formation.
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Results of a two-year chronic toxicity and oncogenicity study of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin in rats.
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