Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The branch of medicine that deals with tumors, including study of their development, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The branch of medicine concerned with tumors, including study of their development, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The sum of scientific knowledge concerning tumors.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the branch of medicine concerned with the study and treatment of tumors

Etymologies

Greek onkos, mass, tumor; see nek-2 in Indo-European roots + -logy.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
First attested 1857, from New Latin onco- ("tumor"). from Ancient Greek ὄγκος (onkos, "lump, mass, bulk") + -logy ("study of"), from Ancient Greek λογία (logia), from λόγος (logos, "word"). (Wiktionary)

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