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English definition of “oncogene”


noun [C] uk   /ˈɒŋ.kəʊ.dʒiːn/ us    /ˈɑːn.kə-/ specialized
a gene that is present in every cell and causes a healthy cell to become cancerous under particular conditionsGeneticsInnate and congenitalCancer
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