Definition of Oncomouse

1. Noun. (trademark) A type of laboratory mouse that has been genetically modified to carry an activated oncogene, increasing its susceptibility to cancer. ¹



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Definition of Oncomouse

1. a mouse bred for cancer experiments [n ONCOMICE]

Medical Definition of Oncomouse

1. Term for a transgenic mouse that has had a foreign oncogene placed into its genome to facilitate the study of the cancer disease process. (14 Nov 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oncomouse

oncology
oncolysis
oncolytic
oncome
oncomes
oncometer
oncometers
oncometric
oncometry
oncomice
oncoming
oncomings
oncomir
oncomirs
oncomodulin
oncomouse (current term)
oncoplastic carcinoma
oncoprotein
oncoproteins
oncoretroviral
oncoretrovirus
oncoretroviruses
oncorhynchus
oncorhynchus keta
oncorhynchus kisutch
oncorhynchus mykiss
oncornavirus
oncornaviruses
oncosis
oncosphere

Literary usage of Oncomouse

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1. Reaping the Benefits of Genomic and Proteomic Research: Intellectual by Stephen A. Merrill, Anne-Marie Mazza (2006)
"Over the next two years, Leder and his collaborator Tim Stewart developed a so-called oncomouse—a mouse genetically engineered to be highly susceptible to ..."

2. Patents, Innovation and Economic Performance: OECD Conference Proceedings by OECD Staff, SourceOECD (Online service) (2004)
"The trend towards patentability of superior life forms led to the award of a patent to Harvard University for the "oncomouse" in 1988, the first patent for ..."

3. Biotechnology in a Global Economy by Office of Technology Assessment, United States, Congress (1991)
"Chapter 12-intellectual Property Protection » Advertisement for OncoMouse, the subject of the first US patent on a transgenic animal. ..."

4. Beyond Intellectual Property: Toward Traditional Resource Rights for by Darrell Addison Posey, Graham Dutfield (1996)
"The first and only patented transgenic animal so far is the oncomouse, patented in the USA and the UK. This was a mouse containing a human gene that ..."

5. Xenotransplantation: International Policy Issues by Elettra Ronchi, N.Y) New York Academy of Sciences (Ne, New York Academy of Sciences, OECD (1999)
"The first went to Harvard University in l988 for the oncomouse. a rodent genetically created to grow malignant tumours for cancer research. ..."

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