oncology[än käl′ə jē, äŋ-]
the branch of medicine dealing with neoplasms
Origin of oncology; from Classical Greek onkos, a mass (; from Indo-European an unverified form onk- ; from base an unverified form ene-, to attain, bear from source enough) + -logy
The branch of medicine that deals with tumors, including study of their development, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
Origin of oncologyGreek onkos, mass, tumor; see nek-3 in Indo-European roots + –logy.
- on′co·log′i·cal , on′co·log′ic