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[sis-plat-n] /sɪsˈplæt n/
noun, Pharmacology.
a platinum-containing white powder, PtCl 2 H 6 N 2 , used to treat ovarian carcinoma and other cancers.
Also, cisplatinum
[sis-plat-n-uh m, -plat-nuh m] /sɪsˈplæt n əm, -ˈplæt nəm/ (Show IPA)
Origin of cisplatin
First recorded in 1975-80; cis- + platin(um) Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for cisplatin


a cytotoxic drug that acts by preventing DNA replication and hence cell division, used in the treatment of tumours, esp of the ovary and testis
Word Origin
C20: from cis- + platin(um)
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cisplatin in Science
A platinum-containing chemotherapeutic drug used in the treatment of metastatic ovarian or testicular cancers and advanced bladder cancer. Chemical formula: Cl2H6N2Pt.
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