Definition of tumorigenesis in English:


Pronunciation /ˌt(y)o͞omərəˈjenəsəs/ /ˌt(j)umərəˈdʒɛnəsəs/


  • The production or formation of a tumor or tumors.

    ‘Several genetic alterations to tumor suppressor genes have been shown to play a major role in tumorigenesis.’
    • ‘Solar radiation may also be a factor in tumorigenesis.’
    • ‘Several hypotheses have been made to explain glial tumorigenesis and evolution.’
    • ‘These lesions are found particularly in experimental studies evaluating tumorigenesis development.’
    • ‘These pathways appear to be critical targets during tumorigenesis.’