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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1900, in the meaning defined above

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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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