cytostatic

adjective

cy·​to·​stat·​ic ˌsī-tə-ˈsta-tik How to pronounce cytostatic (audio)
: tending to retard cellular activity and multiplication
cytostatic treatment of tumor cells
cytostatic noun

Word History

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cytostatic was in 1949

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“Cytostatic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cytostatic. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition

cytostatic

1 of 2 adjective
cy·​to·​stat·​ic ˌsīt-ə-ˈstat-ik How to pronounce cytostatic (audio)
: tending to retard cellular activity and multiplication
cytostatic treatment of tumor cells
cytostatically adverb

cytostatic

2 of 2 noun
: a cytostatic agent
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