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alkylating agent

noun

Definition of ALKYLATING AGENT

:  a substance that causes replacement of hydrogen by an alkyl group especially in a biologically important molecule; specifically :  one with mutagenic activity that inhibits cell division and growth and is used to treat some cancers
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First Known Use of ALKYLATING AGENT

1900
Medical Dictionary

alkylating agent

noun

Medical Definition of ALKYLATING AGENT

:  a substance that causes replacement of hydrogen by an alkyl group especially in a biologically important molecule; specifically :  one with mutagenic activity that inhibits cell division and growth and is used to treat some cancers

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