oncomir etymology

English word oncomir comes from English microRNA, English onco- (Pertaining to tumors.)

Detailed word origin of oncomir

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
microRNA English (eng) (genetics) A single-stranded, non-coding form of RNA, having only about 20-30 nucleotides, that has a number of functions including the regulation of gene expression.
onco- English (eng) Pertaining to tumors.
oncomir English (eng) (genetics, medicine) A form of microRNA involved in a cancer.

Words with the same origin as oncomir

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