Definition of OncoMouse in English:

OncoMouse

(also oncomouse)

noun

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  • A transgenic mouse carrying an activated human cancer gene, used in laboratory experiments.

    • ‘Thirteen years later, the OncoMouse is a prime example of the hazards of mixing science and commerce.’
    • ‘The European Patent Office (EPO) has approved a restricted patent on the Harvard OncoMouse, dealing a setback to activists who fought for 9 years to bar EU patents on living organisms.’
    • ‘These early OncoMouses have produced a wealth of new knowledge and become topics of intellectual property.’
    • ‘For 17 years, Harvard's OncoMouse has run the maze of Canada's patenting process’
    • ‘Many transgenic OncoMouses are presently sold to the university labs or medical centers for breast cancer researches.’

Origin

From onco- + mouse.

Pronunciation:

OncoMouse

/ˈäNGkəˌmous/