on·co·gen·ic (ŏn'kō-jĕnʹĭk, ŏng'-) adj.
Tending to cause or give rise to tumors:

an oncogenic virus.

  [Greek onkos, mass, tumor; see oncology + -genic.]   on'co·ge·nicʹi·ty (-jə-nĭsʹĭ-tē) n.

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