Oncology Definition

ŏn-kŏlə-jē, ŏng-
noun
The branch of medicine dealing with neoplasms.
Webster's New World
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Origin of Oncology

  • First attested 1857, from New Latin onco- (“tumor"). from Ancient Greek ὄγκος (onkos, “lump, mass, bulk") + -logy (“study of"), from Ancient Greek λογία (logía), from λόγος (lógos, “word").

    From Wiktionary

  • Greek onkos mass, tumor nek-3 in Indo-European roots –logy

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

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