antimetastatic

adjective

an·​ti·​met·​a·​stat·​ic
ˌan-tē-ˌme-tə-ˈsta-tik,
ˌan-tī- How to pronounce antimetastatic (audio)
variants or anti-metastatic
medical
: inhibiting metastasis
antimetastatic activity
antimetastatic drugs

Word History

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of antimetastatic was in 1921

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Cite this Entry

“Antimetastatic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antimetastatic. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

antimetastatic

adjective
an·​ti·​met·​a·​stat·​ic -ˌmet-ə-ˈstat-ik How to pronounce antimetastatic (audio)
variants or anti-metastatic
: inhibiting metastasis
antimetastatic activity
Cancer treatment may need to combine multiple antimetastatic drugs with cytotoxic chemotherapy.Anne C. Chiang and Joan Massagué, The New England Journal of Medicine
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