oncogene etymology

English word oncogene comes from English onco- (Pertaining to tumors.), English gene

Detailed word origin of oncogene

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
onco- English (eng) Pertaining to tumors.
gene English (eng) (genetics) A theoretical unit of heredity of living organisms ; a gene may take several values and in principle predetermines a precise trait of an organism's form (phenotype), such as hair color.. (molecular biology) A segment of DNA or RNA from a cell's or an organism's genome, that may take several forms and thus parameterizes a phenomenon, in general the structure of a protein; locus.
oncogene English (eng) (oncology, genetics) Any gene that contributes to the conversion of a normal cell into a cancerous cell when mutated or expressed at high levels.

Words with the same origin as oncogene

Descendants of onco-
oncoapoptosis oncocyte oncofertility oncofetal oncogenesis oncogenic oncogenomic oncogenotype oncograph oncolytic oncometabolite oncometer oncomir oncomouse onconeural onconeuronal oncoplastic oncoprotein oncosis oncostatic oncosuppressor oncotarget oncotype proto-oncogene
Descendants of gene
algeny chemogenomics epigenomics genic genism genomics glycogenomics homogenous immunogenomics metabologenomics metagenomics mycogenomics nutrigenomics oncogenomics palaeogenomics paleogenomics pathogenomics peptidogenomics pharmacogenomics phylogenomics postgenomics proteogenomics sociogenomics