oncoapoptosis etymology

English word oncoapoptosis comes from English apoptosis, English onco- (Pertaining to tumors.)

Detailed word origin of oncoapoptosis

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
apoptosis English (eng) (biology, cytology) A process of programmed cell death by which cells undergo an ordered sequence of events which leads to death of the cell, as occurs during growth and development of the organism, as a part of normal cell aging, or as a response to cellular injury. [from 20th c.].
onco- English (eng) Pertaining to tumors.
oncoapoptosis English (eng) The apoptosis of cancer cells, especially when induced therapeutically.

Words with the same origin as oncoapoptosis

Descendants of apoptosis
Descendants of onco-
oncocyte oncofertility oncofetal oncogene oncogenesis oncogenic oncogenomic oncogenotype oncograph oncolytic oncometabolite oncometer oncomir oncomouse onconeural onconeuronal oncoplastic oncoprotein oncosis oncostatic oncosuppressor oncotarget oncotype proto-oncogene