noun Pharmacology.

a toxic, light-sensitive powder, C6H10N6O, used in the treatment of Hodgkin's disease and metastatic malignant melanoma.

Nearby words

  1. dabble,
  2. dabbling duck,
  3. dabchick,
  4. dabster,
  5. daca,
  6. dacca,
  7. dace,
  8. dacha,
  9. dachau,
  10. dachshund

Origin of dacarbazine

First recorded in 1960–65; contraction and rearrangement of the chemical name

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Medicine definitions for dacarbazine


[dă-kärbə-zēn′, dā-]


An antineoplastic agent used in the treatment of malignant melanoma and Hodgkin's disease.

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