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antineoplastic

[an-tee-nee-oh-plas-tik, an-tahy-] /ˌæn tiˌni oʊˈplæs tɪk, ˌæn taɪ-/ Medicine/Medical, Pharmacology
adjective
1.
destroying, inhibiting, or preventing the growth or spread of neoplasms.
noun
2.
an antineoplastic substance.
Origin of antineoplastic
1965-1970
First recorded in 1965-70; anti- + neoplastic
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antineoplastic in Medicine

antineoplastic an·ti·ne·o·plas·tic (ān'tē-nē'ə-plās'tĭk, ān'tī-)
adj.
Preventing the development, maturation, or spread of neoplastic cells.


an'ti·ne'o·plas'tic n.
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