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thiotepa

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noun thio·te·pa \ˌthī-ə-ˈtē-pə\

Definition of thiotepa

  1. :  an alkylating agent C6H12N3PS that has been used as an antineoplastic agent and insect sterilant



Origin and Etymology of thiotepa

thi- + tepa, the compound C6H12N3OP, from tri- + ethylene + phosphor- + amide


First Known Use: 1953


Medical Dictionary

thiotepa

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noun thio·te·pa \ˌthī-ə-ˈtē-pə\

Medical Definition of thiotepa

  1. :  a sulfur analog C6H12N3PS of tepa that is used especially as an antineoplastic agent and is less toxic than tepa




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