alkylating agent

/ (ˈælkɪˌleɪtɪŋ) /

noun

any cytotoxic drug containing alkyl groups, such as chlorambucil, that acts by damaging DNA; widely used in chemotherapy

Nearby words

  1. alkyd resin,
  2. alkyl,
  3. alkyl group,
  4. alkyl halide,
  5. alkylate,
  6. alkylating drug,
  7. alkylation,
  8. alkylic,
  9. alkyne,
  10. alkyne series

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