cytostatic

[ sahy-tuh-stat-ik ]
/ ˌsaɪ təˈstæt ɪk /

adjective

inhibiting cell growth and division.

noun

any substance that inhibits cell growth and division.

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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