carcinogenesis

The origin or production, or development of cancer, including carcinomas and other malignant neoplasms. [carcino- + G. genesis, generation]
- field c. increased susceptibility of an entire area to c.; the upper aerodigestive tract and colon, e.g., tend to develop synchronous as well as metachronous cancers.

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car·ci·no·gen·e·sis .kärs-ən-ō-'jen-ə-səs n, pl -e·ses -.sēz the production of cancer

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n.
the evolution of an invasive cancer cell from a normal cell. Intermediate stages, sometimes called premalignant, preinvasive, or noninvasive may be recognizable, but the interchangeable use of these terms can be confusing, and they have been replaced by carcinoma in situ.

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car·ci·no·gen·e·sis (kahr″sĭ-no-jenґə-sis) [carcino- + -genesis] the production of carcinoma.

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