busulfan

noun
bu·​sul·​fan | \ byü-ˈsəl-fən How to pronounce busulfan (audio) \

Definition of busulfan

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

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Recent Examples on the Web To prepare their bodies for the gene therapy, patients then underwent four days of the chemotherapy drug busulfan intravenously. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, 18 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of busulfan

1956, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for busulfan

butane + sulfonyl + -an entry 3

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“Busulfan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/busulfan. Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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busulfan

noun
bu·​sul·​fan | \ byü-ˈsəl-fən How to pronounce busulfan (audio) \

Medical Definition of busulfan

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

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