Capable of causing tumours. Can refer either to a carcinogenic substance or agent such as radiation that affects cells, or to transformed cells themselves.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • tumorigenic — adjective Date: 1941 producing or tending to produce tumors; also carcinogenic • tumorigenesis noun • tumorigenicity noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tumorigenic — tumorigenicity /tooh meuhr i jeuh nis i tee, tyooh /, n. /tooh meuhr i jen ik, tyooh /, adj. (of cells or a substance) capable of producing tumors. [1940 45; TUMOR + I + GENIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • tumorigenic — adjective That can cause tumors …   Wiktionary

  • tumorigenic — Causing or producing tumors. * * * tu·mor·i·gen·ic jen ik adj producing or tending to produce tumors also CARCINOGENIC tu·mor·i·ge·nic·i·ty jə nis ət ē n, pl ties * * * tu·mor·i·gen·ic (too″mər ĭ jenґik) giving rise to either… …   Medical dictionary

  • tumorigenic — producing tumours Causation and Formation …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • tumorigenic — adj. (Medicine) capable of causing tumors, causing tumors (used esp. to describe cells or carcinogens) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tumorigenic — [ˌtju:mərɪ dʒɛnɪk] adjective tending to form tumours. Derivatives tumorigenicity noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • tumorigenic — tu·mor·i·gen·ic …   English syllables

  • tumorigenic — tu•mor•i•gen•ic [[t]ˌtu mər ɪˈdʒɛn ɪk, ˌtyu [/t]] adj. pha pat (of cells or a substance) capable of producing tumors • Etymology: 1940–45 tu mor•i•ge•nic′i•ty dʒəˈnɪs ɪ ti n …   From formal English to slang

  • tumorigenic — …   Useful english dictionary

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