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CYTOTOXIC DRUG

 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.


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CYTOTOXIC DRUG (noun)


Sense 1cytotoxic drug [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any drug that has a toxic effect on cells; commonly used in chemotherapy to inhibit the proliferation of cancerous cells

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("cytotoxic drug" is a kind of...):

medicament; medication; medicinal drug; medicine ((medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease)

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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