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Definition of "tumorigenic" []

  • Capable of causing tumors. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tumorigenic" in a sentence
  • "If these abnormal clumps cause tumors when injected into experimental animals, the cell line is called tumorigenic."
  • "Cremonezzi et al describe melamine as a "tumorigenic agent" (2) that induced "pre-neoplastic (pre-cancerous) urothelial proliferation" (2) Cats fed 2000 ppm melamine and cyanuric acid developed lethal kidney failure in just 2 days (3), so perhaps humans fed 2 parts per million melamine and cyanuric acid will developed lethal kidney failure in 2000 days or about six years."
  • "They made a series of assertions that stem cells from bone marrow, cord blood, amniotic fluid and placenta are sufficient because they do not involve "destruction of life" and that embryonic stem cells are tumorigenic."