oncolytic etymology

English word oncolytic comes from English -lytic, English onco- (Pertaining to tumors.)

Detailed word origin of oncolytic

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-lytic English (eng) Used in adjectives relating to nouns with the suffix -lysis.
onco- English (eng) Pertaining to tumors.
oncolytic English (eng) Any drug or substance that breaks up cancer cells. That breaks up cancer cells.

Words with the same origin as oncolytic

Descendants of -lytic
adipolytic adrenolytic amidolytic biolytic cerumenolytic erythrolytic exolytic gelatinolytic glycogenolytic glycogenolytically glycolytic haemolytic homolytic karyolytic keratinolytic ligninolytic photolytic photolytically psycholytic saccharolytic thiolytic thrombolytic urealytic zymolytic
Descendants of onco-
oncoapoptosis oncocyte oncofertility oncofetal oncogene oncogenesis oncogenic oncogenomic oncogenotype oncograph oncometabolite oncometer oncomir oncomouse onconeural onconeuronal oncoplastic oncoprotein oncosis oncostatic oncosuppressor oncotarget oncotype proto-oncogene