oncotarget etymology

English word oncotarget comes from English target, English onco- (Pertaining to tumors.)

Detailed word origin of oncotarget

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
target English (eng) (transitive) To aim something, especially a weapon, at (a target).. (transitive, computing) To produce code suitable for.. (transitive, figuratively) To aim for as an audience or demographic. (Scotland, obsolete) A shred; a tatter.. (Scotland, obsolete) A tassel or pendant.. (UK, dated) A thin cut; a slice; specifically, of lamb, a piece consisting of the neck and breast joints.. (cricket) [...]
onco- English (eng) Pertaining to tumors.
oncotarget English (eng) (medicine) The target of a cancer therapy.

Words with the same origin as oncotarget

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 oncotype proto-oncogene