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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

First Known Use of ALKYLATING AGENT

1900

alkylating agent

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

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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