antitumor

adjective
an·​ti·​tu·​mor | \ ˈan-tē-ˌtü-mər How to pronounce antitumor (audio) , -ˌtyü-, ˈan-tī- \
variants: or less commonly antitumoral \ ˌan-​tē-​ˈtü-​mə-​rəl How to pronounce antitumor (audio) , -​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, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of antitumor was in 1910

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“Antitumor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antitumor. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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antitumor

adjective
an·​ti·​tu·​mor | \ ˈant-i-ˌt(y)ü-mər, ˈan-ˌtī- How to pronounce antitumor (audio) \
variants: also antitumoral \ -​mə-​rəl How to pronounce antitumor (audio) \ 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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