Production of a new growth or growths. [tumor + G. genesis, origin]
- foreign body t. induction of malignant tumors in tissues by nonviable, nonabsorable solid material not known to contain a chemical carcinogen.

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tu·mor·i·gen·e·sis -'jen-ə-səs n, pl -e·ses -.sēz the formation of tumors

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tu·mor·i·gen·e·sis (too″mər-ĭ-jenґə-sis) the production of tumors. Called also oncogenesis.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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