Definition of azoxymethane

: a carcinogen C7H6N2 used to produce tumors in the colon of laboratory animals Pretreatment of the mice with azoxymethane increases the incidence of colon cancer to approximately 100%.— Joanne A. P. Wilson, New England Journal of Medicine, 19 June 2008

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First Known Use of azoxymethane

1976, in the meaning defined above

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“Azoxymethane.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 12 December 2019.

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