oncosuppressor etymology

English word oncosuppressor comes from English suppressor, English onco- (Pertaining to tumors.)

Detailed word origin of oncosuppressor

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
suppressor English (eng) A device which suppresses something, especially an electronic or mechanical device.. A gene that suppresses the effect of another through epistasis.. A person who suppresses others, a tyrant.. Part of the barrel of a firearm which reduces the noise and flash generated by firing the weapon.
onco- English (eng) Pertaining to tumors.
oncosuppressor English (eng) (genetics) An oncosuppressive gene.

Words with the same origin as oncosuppressor

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