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) \

Definition of antineoplastic

: inhibiting or preventing the growth and spread of tumors or malignant cells

First Known Use of antineoplastic

1898, in the meaning defined above

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“Antineoplastic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antineoplastic. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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antineoplastic

adjective
an·​ti·​neo·​plas·​tic | \ -ˌnē-ə-ˈplas-tik How to pronounce antineoplastic (audio) \

Medical Definition of antineoplastic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: inhibiting or preventing the growth and spread of neoplasms or malignant cells treated with a regimen of antineoplastic drugs

antineoplastic

noun

Medical Definition of antineoplastic (Entry 2 of 2)

: an antineoplastic agent

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