antineoplastic
adjective Date: 1954 inhibiting or preventing the growth and spread of neoplasms or malignant cells

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  • Antineoplastic — Antineoplastics (or antitumor antibiotics , or noncovalent DNA binding drugs , or cytotoxic antibiotics , see also neoplastics) are drugs that inhibit and combat the development of tumors.In the Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification… …   Wikipedia

  • antineoplastic — Preventing the development, maturation, or spread of neoplastic cells. * * * an·ti·neo·plas·tic .nē ə plas tik adj inhibiting or preventing the growth and spread of neoplasms or malignant cells <treated with a regimen of antineoplastic… …   Medical dictionary

  • antineoplastic — I noun any of several drugs that control or kill neoplastic cells; used in chemotherapy to kill cancer cells; all have unpleasant side effects that may include nausea and vomiting and hair loss and suppression of bone marrow function • Syn:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • antineoplastic — /an tee nee oh plas tik, an tuy /, Med., Pharm. adj. 1. destroying, inhibiting, or preventing the growth or spread of neoplasms. n. 2. an antineoplastic substance. [1965 70; ANTI + NEOPLASTIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • antineoplastic — an•ti•ne•o•plas•tic [[t]ˌæn tiˌni oʊˈplæs tɪk, ˌæn taɪ [/t]] adj. 1) med pha destroying, inhibiting, or preventing the growth or spread of tumors 2) med pha an antineoplastic substance • Etymology: 1965–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • antineoplastic — 1. adjective /æntaɪniəplæstɪk,æntiniəplæstɪk/ Inhibiting the development of tumours. 2. noun /æntaɪniəplæstɪk,æntiniəplæstɪk/ Any such agent, used in chemotherapy …   Wiktionary

  • antineoplastic — an·ti·neoplastic …   English syllables

  • antineoplastic — A substance that blocks the formation of neoplasms (growths that may become cancerous) …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • antineoplastic drug — noun any of several drugs that control or kill neoplastic cells; used in chemotherapy to kill cancer cells; all have unpleasant side effects that may include nausea and vomiting and hair loss and suppression of bone marrow function • Syn:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • antineoplastic antibiotic — noun an antibiotic drug used as an antineoplastic in chemotherapy • Hypernyms: ↑antibiotic, ↑antibiotic drug, ↑antineoplastic, ↑antineoplastic drug, ↑cancer drug • Hyponyms: ↑mithramycin, ↑Mithracin …   Useful english dictionary

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