cytotoxic

adjective
cy·​to·​tox·​ic | \ ˌsī-tə-ˈtäk-sik How to pronounce cytotoxic (audio) \

Definition of cytotoxic

1 : of or relating to a cytotoxin
2 : toxic to cells cytotoxic drugs

Other Words from cytotoxic

cytotoxicity \ ˌsī-​tə-​(ˌ)täk-​ˈsi-​sə-​tē How to pronounce cytotoxicity (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of cytotoxic

1902, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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cytotoxic

adjective
cy·​to·​tox·​ic | \ ˌsīt-ə-ˈtäk-sik How to pronounce cytotoxic (audio) \

Medical Definition of cytotoxic

: toxic to cells cytotoxic lymphocytes cytotoxic drugs

Other Words from cytotoxic

cytotoxicity \ -​(ˌ)täk-​ˈsis-​ət-​ē How to pronounce cytotoxicity (audio) \ noun, plural cytotoxicities

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