busulfan

noun bu·sul·fan \ byü-ˈsəl-fən \

Definition of busulfan

: an antineoplastic agent C6H14O6S2 used in the treatment of chronic myelogenous leukemia

Origin and Etymology of busulfan

butane + sulfonyl + 3-an


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busulfan

noun bu·sul·fan \ byü-ˈsəl-fən \

medical Definition of busulfan

: an antineoplastic agent C6H14O6S2 used in the treatment of chronic myelogenous leukemia — see myleran

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