antitumor

adjective an·ti·tu·mor \ ˈan-tē-ˌtü-mər , -ˌtyü- , ˈan-tī- \
variants: or less commonly antitumoral play \ˌan-tē-ˈtü-mə-rəl, -ˈtyü-, ˌan-tī-\

Definition of antitumor

: preventing or inhibiting the formation or growth of tumors : anticancer
  • antitumor medicines
  • antitumor activities

First Known Use of antitumor

1910

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antitumor

adjective an·ti·tu·mor \ ˈant-i-ˌt(y)ü-mər, ˈan-ˌtī- \
variants: also antitumoral play \-mə-rəl\ or chiefly British antitumour also antitumoural

medical Definition of antitumor

: preventing or inhibiting the formation or growth of tumors : anticancer
  • antitumor agents
  • antitumor activity

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