antineoplastic

adjective

an·​ti·​neo·​plas·​tic ˌan-tē-ˌnē-ə-ˈpla-stik How to pronounce antineoplastic (audio) ˌan-ˌtī- How to pronounce antineoplastic (audio)
: inhibiting or preventing the growth and spread of tumors or malignant cells

Word History

First Known Use

1898, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of antineoplastic was in 1898

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“Antineoplastic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antineoplastic. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

antineoplastic 1 of 2

adjective

an·​ti·​neo·​plas·​tic -ˌnē-ə-ˈplas-tik How to pronounce antineoplastic (audio)
: inhibiting or preventing the growth and spread of neoplasms or malignant cells
treated with a regimen of antineoplastic drugs

antineoplastic

2 of 2

noun

: an antineoplastic agent
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