chemical carcinogenesis


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chemical carcinogenesis

[¦kem·i·kəl ‚kär·sə·nə′gen·ə·səs]
(medicine)
The chemical-induced cancerous transformation of normal cells via a multistep process in which the genetic code of the cells is altered and then the altered cells are promoted to form tumors.
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