cytotoxic

/ (ˌsaɪtəʊˈtɒksɪk) /

adjective

poisonous to living cells: denoting certain drugs used in the treatment of leukaemia and other cancers

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Derived forms of cytotoxic

cytotoxicity (ˌsaɪtəʊtɒkˈsɪsɪtɪ), noun
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Medical definitions for cytotoxic

cytotoxic
[ sī′tə-tŏksĭk ]

adj.

Of, relating to, or producing a toxic effect on cells.

Other words from cytotoxic

cy′to•tox•ici•ty (-tŏk-sĭsĭ-tē) n.
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