cisplatin

[ sis-plat-n ]
/ sɪsˈplæt n /

noun Pharmacology.

a platinum-containing white powder, PtCl2H6N2, used to treat ovarian carcinoma and other cancers.

Nearby words

  1. ciskei,
  2. cislunar,
  3. cismontane,
  4. cisneros, francisco jiménez de,
  5. cispadane,
  6. cissexual,
  7. cissing,
  8. cissoid,
  9. cissus,
  10. cissy

Also cis·plat·i·num [sis-plat-n-uh m, -plat-nuh m] /sɪsˈplæt n əm, -ˈplæt nəm/.

Origin of cisplatin

First recorded in 1975–80; cis- + platin(um)

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British Dictionary definitions for cisplatin

cisplatin

/ (sɪsˈplætɪn) /

noun

a cytotoxic drug that acts by preventing DNA replication and hence cell division, used in the treatment of tumours, esp of the ovary and testis

Word Origin for cisplatin

C20: from cis- + platin (um)

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Science definitions for cisplatin

cisplatin

[ sĭs-plātn ]

A platinum-containing chemotherapeutic drug used in the treatment of metastatic ovarian or testicular cancers and advanced bladder cancer. Chemical formula: Cl2H6N2Pt.
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