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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A hereditary unit that causes normal cells to change into cancerous tumor cells.

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  • The term oncogene was introduced in the middle of the 1960s to denote special parts of the genetic material of certain viruses.
  • Experts identified a smoke-induced mutation in GPA or glycophorin A - an 'oncogene' which changes normal cells into cancerous tumours.
  • Once more unto the breach, dear friends oncogene oncology
  • The difference between an oncogene in a virus and in a cell. for more
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