thiotepa

noun

thio·​te·​pa ˌthī-ə-ˈtē-pə How to pronounce thiotepa (audio)
: an alkylating agent C6H12N3PS that has been used as an antineoplastic agent and insect sterilant

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1953, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of thiotepa was in 1953

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Cite this Entry

“Thiotepa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thiotepa. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

thiotepa

noun
thio·​te·​pa ˌthī-ə-ˈtē-pə How to pronounce thiotepa (audio)
: a sulfur analog C6H12N3PS of tepa that is used especially as an antineoplastic agent and is less toxic than tepa
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