oncology[än käl′ə jē, äŋ-]
Origin: from Glassical Greek onkos, a mass (from Indo-European an unverified form onk- from base an unverified form ene-, to attain, bear from source enough) plush -logy
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Origin: Greek onkos, mass, tumor; see nek-2 in Indo-European roots + -logy.
- onˌco·logˈi·cal , onˌco·logˈic adjective
- on·colˈo·gist noun
oncology - Cultural Definition
The branch of medicine devoted to the study, treatment, and cure of cancer.
oncology - Medical Definition
- oncological , onˌco·logˈic adjective
- oncologist noun
oncology - Science Definition
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