thiotepa

noun
thio·​te·​pa | \ ˌthī-ə-ˈtē-pə How to pronounce thiotepa (audio) \

Definition of thiotepa

: an alkylating agent C6H12N3PS that has been used as an antineoplastic agent and insect sterilant

First Known Use of thiotepa

1953, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for thiotepa

thi- + tepa, the compound C6H12N3OP, from tri- + ethylene + phosphor- + amide

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“Thiotepa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thiotepa. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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thiotepa

noun
thio·​te·​pa | \ ˌthī-ə-ˈtē-pə How to pronounce thiotepa (audio) \

Medical Definition of thiotepa

: a sulfur analog C6H12N3PS of tepa that is used especially as an antineoplastic agent and is less toxic than tepa

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