antimetastatic

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adjective an·ti·met·a·stat·ic \ ˌan-tē-ˌme-tə-ˈsta-tik , ˌan-tī- \
variants: or anti-metastatic

Definition of antimetastatic

medical
:inhibiting metastasis
  • antimetastatic activity
  • antimetastatic drugs

First Known Use of antimetastatic

1921


Medical Dictionary

antimetastatic

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adjective an·ti·met·a·stat·ic \ -ˌmet-ə-ˈstat-ik \
variants: or anti-metastatic

medical Definition of antimetastatic

:inhibiting metastasis
  • antimetastatic activity
  • Cancer treatment may need to combine multiple antimetastatic drugs with cytotoxic chemotherapy.
  • —Anne C. Chiang and Joan MassaguéThe New England Journal of Medicine25 Dec. 2008

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