neo·​plas·​tic | \ ˌnē-ə-ˈpla-stik How to pronounce neoplastic (audio) \

Definition of neoplastic

1 : of, relating to, or constituting a tumor or neoplasia
2 [after French néoplastique or German neoplastisch] : of or relating to de Stijl

Examples of neoplastic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The painter next to me, Don McAree, mentioned that my geometric paintings were neoplastic. Marc Myers, WSJ, 3 Mar. 2020 But instead of giving him the steroid cream, a CVS employees gave him Fluorouracil, which is an anti-neoplastic cream used during chemotherapy to aggressively exfoliate skin cells on cancer patients. Dave Altimari,, 23 June 2018

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First Known Use of neoplastic

1871, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for neoplastic

neo- + -plastic, after neoplasm

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“Neoplastic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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neo·​plas·​tic | \ ˌnē-ə-ˈplas-tik How to pronounce neoplastic (audio) \

Medical Definition of neoplastic

: of, relating to, or constituting a neoplasm or neoplasia

Other Words from neoplastic

neoplastically \ -​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce neoplastic (audio) \ adverb


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