antimitotic

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

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.

Origin of antimitotic

First recorded in 1965–70; anti- + mitotic
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