Genotoxin meaning

jēnə-tŏksĭn
A chemical or other agent that damages cellular DNA, resulting in mutations or cancer.
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A chemical or other agent that damages cellular DNA, resulting in mutations or cancer.
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(oncology) Any substance capable of causing damage to cellular DNA and thus producing mutations or cancer.
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Origin of genotoxin

  • New Latin geno- gene (from Greek genos race, offspring genə- in Indo-European roots) toxin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition