nitrogen mustard

noun

Definition of nitrogen mustard 

: any of various toxic blistering compounds analogous to mustard gas but containing nitrogen instead of sulfur

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Only 5 percent of patients had a complete remission after the standard treatment – namely, a steroid and melphalan, an old chemotherapy derived from nitrogen mustard, used in chemical warfare. Marie Mccullough, Philly.com, "Her identical twin saved her life 25 years ago. Now they're cancer activists," 17 Apr. 2018

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1943, in the meaning defined above

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nitrogen mustard

noun

Medical Definition of nitrogen mustard 

: any of various toxic blistering compounds analogous to mustard gas but containing nitrogen instead of sulfur especially : mechlorethamine

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