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1. A gene that causes the transformation of normal cells into cancerous tumor cells, especially a viral gene that transforms a host cell into a tumor cell.
2. A gene that played a normal role in the cell as a proto-oncogene and that has been altered by mutation and now may contribute to the growth of a tumor.
3. A gene capable, under certain conditions, of causing the initial and continuing conversion of normal cells into cancer cells.
This entry is located in the following units: geno-, gen-, genit-, gener-, -gen (page 17) onco-, oncho-, -oncus (page 2)