oncomouse etymology

English word oncomouse comes from English mouse, English onco- (Pertaining to tumors.)

Detailed word origin of oncomouse

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
mouse English (eng) (intransitive) To hunt or catch mice (the rodents), usually of cats.. (intransitive) To move cautiously or furtively, in the manner of a mouse (the rodent) (frequently used in the phrasal verb to mouse around).. (intransitive, computing) To navigate by means of a computer mouse.. (obsolete, nonce, transitive) To tear, as a cat devours a mouse.. (transitive, nautical) To close the mouth of a [...]
onco- English (eng) Pertaining to tumors.
oncomouse English (eng) A type of laboratory mouse that has been genetically modified to carry an activated oncogene, increasing its susceptibility to cancer.

Words with the same origin as oncomouse

Descendants of mouse
Mouseketeer ambimoustrous mousie mousy nouse spice
Descendants of onco-
oncoapoptosis oncocyte oncofertility oncofetal oncogene oncogenesis oncogenic oncogenomic oncogenotype oncograph oncolytic oncometabolite oncometer oncomir onconeural onconeuronal oncoplastic oncoprotein oncosis oncostatic oncosuppressor oncotarget oncotype proto-oncogene