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
Origin of oncologyGreek onkos, mass, tumor; see nek-3 in Indo-European roots + –logy.
- on′co·log′i·cal , on′co·log′ic
First attested 1857, from New Latin onco- (“tumor"). from Ancient Greek á½„Î³ÎºÎ¿Ï‚ (onkos, “lump, mass, bulk") + -logy (“study of"), from Ancient Greek Î»Î¿Î³Î¯Î± (logÃa), from Î»ÏŒÎ³Î¿Ï‚ (lÃ³gos, “word").