from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A gene that causes the transformation of normal cells into cancerous tumor cells, especially a viral gene that transforms a host cell into a tumor cell.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any gene that contributes to the conversion of a normal cell into a cancerous cell when mutated or expressed at high levels.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a gene that disposes normal cells to change into cancerous tumor cells
Greek onkos, mass, tumor; see oncology + gene.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From onco- + gene. (Wiktionary)