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cyclophosphamide

[ sahy-kluh-fos-fuh-mahyd, -mid, sik-luh- ]
/ ˌsaɪ kləˈfɒs fəˌmaɪd, -mɪd, ˌsɪk lə- /

noun Pharmacology.

a synthetic, crystalline, toxic substance, C7H15Cl2N2O2P, related to nitrogen mustard, used in the treatment of Hodgkin's disease, lymphoma, and certain leukemias. Abbreviation: CYC

Nearby words

cyclopentadiene, cyclopentane, cyclopeptide, cyclophorase, cyclophoria, cyclophosphamide, cyclophotocoagulation, cyclopia, cycloplegia, cycloplegic, cyclopropane

Origin of cyclophosphamide

First recorded in 1955–60; cyclo- + phosph- + amide
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British Dictionary definitions for cyclophosphamide

cyclophosphamide

/ (ˌsaɪkləʊˈfɒsfəˌmaɪd) /

noun

an alkylating agent used in the treatment of leukaemia and lymphomas

Word Origin for cyclophosphamide

C20: from cyclo- + phosph (orus) + amide
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