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Dictionary entry overview: What does cytotoxic drug mean?
• CYTOTOXIC DRUG (noun)
The noun CYTOTOXIC DRUG has 1 sense:
1. any drug that has a toxic effect on cells; commonly used in chemotherapy to inhibit the proliferation of cancerous cells
Familiarity information: CYTOTOXIC DRUG used as a noun is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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Any drug that has a toxic effect on cells; commonly used in chemotherapy to inhibit the proliferation of cancerous cells
Nouns denoting man-made objects
Hypernyms ("cytotoxic drug" is a kind of...):
Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "cytotoxic drug"):
antineoplastic; antineoplastic drug; cancer drug (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)
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