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antimitotic

[ an-tee-mahy-tot-ik, -mi-, an-tahy- ]
/ ˌæn ti maɪˈtɒt ɪk, -mɪ-, ˌæn taɪ- /
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adjective

of or relating to certain substances capable of arresting the process of cell division.

noun

any such substance, as certain drugs used to destroy cancer cells.

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Origin of antimitotic

First recorded in 1965–70; anti- + mitotic
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