proto-oncogene etymology

English word proto-oncogene comes from English proto-, English oncogene

Detailed word origin of proto-oncogene

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
proto- English (eng) (chemistry) Relating to protons and/or positive charge.. (linguistics, genetics) most recent common ancestor (often hypothetical) of. First.
oncogene English (eng) (oncology, genetics) Any gene that contributes to the conversion of a normal cell into a cancerous cell when mutated or expressed at high levels.
proto-oncogene English (eng) (genetics) A gene, that promotes the specialization and division of normal cells, that becomes an oncogene following mutation.

Words with the same origin as proto-oncogene

Descendants of proto-
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