cytotoxic

adjective cy·to·tox·ic \ ˌsī-tə-ˈtäk-sik \

Definition of cytotoxic

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

cytotoxicity

play \ˌsī-tə-(ˌ)täk-ˈsi-sə-tē\ 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 \

medical Definition of cytotoxic

: toxic to cells
  • cytotoxic lymphocytes
  • cytotoxic drugs

cytotoxicity

play \-(ˌ)täk-ˈsis-ət-ē\ noun, plural -ties

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