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Transformation

Definition(s)

Changes of a cell that effects its morphology and physiology through natural or artificial mechanisms or sources; typically pathologic; do not confuse with cell differentiation.

Definition from: CRISP Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

The change that a normal cell undergoes as it becomes malignant.

Definition from:  National Cancer Institute dictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: January 19, 2015