oncolysis etymology

English word oncolysis comes from English -lysis (Decomposition or breakdown. Disintegration. Dissolving.), English onco- (Pertaining to tumors.)

Detailed word origin of oncolysis

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-lysis English (eng) Decomposition or breakdown. Disintegration. Dissolving.
onco- English (eng) Pertaining to tumors.
oncolysis English (eng) The breakdown or destruction of a tumour.

Words with the same origin as oncolysis

Descendants of -lysis
acantholytic acetolysis acetolytic atmolysis autohydrolysis autoproteolysis biolysis cerumenolysis chemolysis chromatolysis elastinolysis electrolysis endoproteolysis glycohydrolysis heterolytic homolysis hydrolysis karyolysis karyolytic lipolysis neurolysis octanolysis onycholysis tenolysis
Descendants of onco-
oncoapoptosis 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