antiproliferative

[ an-tee-proh-lif-uh-rey-tiv, an-tahy- ]
/ ˌæn ti proʊˈlɪf əˌreɪ tɪv, ˌæn taɪ- /
Pharmacology

adjective

of or relating to a substance used to prevent or retard the spread of cells, especially malignant cells, into surrounding tissues.

noun

any such substance.

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Origin of antiproliferative

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