antineoplastic

[ an-tee-nee-oh-plas-tik, an-tahy- ]
/ ˌæn tiˌni oʊˈplæs tɪk, ˌæn taɪ- /
Medicine/Medical, Pharmacology

adjective

destroying, inhibiting, or preventing the growth or spread of neoplasms.

noun

an antineoplastic substance.

Origin of antineoplastic

First recorded in 1965–70; anti- + neoplastic
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Medicine definitions for antineoplastic

antineoplastic

[ ăn′tē-nē′ə-plăstĭk, ăn′tī- ]

adj.

Preventing the development, maturation, or spread of neoplastic cells.
Related formsan′ti•ne′o•plastic n.
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