oncology
noun Date: circa 1857 the study of tumors • oncological also oncologic adjectiveoncologist noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • oncology — (n.) 1857, coined in English from ONCO (Cf. onco ) tumor + LOGY (Cf. logy) science or study of. Related: Oncologist; oncological …   Etymology dictionary

  • oncology — [än käl′ə jē, äŋkäl′ə jē] n. [< Gr onkos, a mass (< IE * onk < base * enek̑ , to attain, bear > ENOUGH) + LOGY] the branch of medicine dealing with neoplasms oncologic [änkō läj′ik, äŋkō läj′ik] adj. oncologist n …   English World dictionary

  • Oncology — See cancer for the biology of the disease, as well as a list of malignant diseases. Oncologist Occupation Names Doctor, Medical Specialist Activity sectors Medicine Description Education required Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Me …   Wikipedia

  • Oncology — The field of medicine devoted to cancer. Literally, oncology means the study of tumors. The word comes from the Greek o(n)glos (a bulk or mass, or later, a tumor) + logos (a study or treatise) = the study of tumors. However, oncology today is far …   Medical dictionary

  • oncology — n. the study and practice of treating tumours. It is often subdivided into medical, surgical, and radiation oncology. Derivatives: oncologist n …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • oncology — oncologic /ong keuh loj ik/, oncological, adj. oncologist, n. /ong kol euh jee/, n. 1. the branch of medical science dealing with tumors, including the origin, development, diagnosis, and treatment of malignant neoplasms. 2. the study of cancer.… …   Universalium

  • oncology — noun /ɒŋˈkɒlədʒi/ The branch of medicine concerned with tumors, including study of their development, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention …   Wiktionary

  • oncology — on|col|o|gy [ɔŋˈkɔlədʒi US a:ŋˈka: ] n [U] [Date: 1800 1900; : Greek; Origin: onkos mass ] the part of medical science that deals with ↑cancer and ↑tumours >oncologist n …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • oncology — study of tumours Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • oncology — n. branch of medicine that studies cancer and its treatment, study of tumors (Medicine)É‘Å‹ kÉ‘lÉ™dʒɪ /É’Å‹ kÉ’ …   English contemporary dictionary

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