cytostatic

[sahy-tuh-stat-ik]

adjective

inhibiting cell growth and division.

noun

any substance that inhibits cell growth and division.

Nearby words

  1. cytosmear,
  2. cytosol,
  3. cytosome,
  4. cytost,
  5. cytostasis,
  6. cytostome,
  7. cytotaxis,
  8. cytotaxonomy,
  9. cytotechnologist,
  10. cytotechnology

Origin of cytostatic


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Medicine definitions for cytostatic

cytostatic

[sī′tə-stătĭk]

adj.

Obstructing a capillary by the accumulation of blood cells.
Inhibiting or suppressing cellular growth and multiplication.

n.

A cytostatic agent.

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