alkylating agent


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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