antineoplastic


antineoplastic
Preventing the development, maturation, or spread of neoplastic cells.

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an·ti·neo·plas·tic -.nē-ə-'plas-tik adj inhibiting or preventing the growth and spread of neoplasms or malignant cells <treated with a regimen of \antineoplastic drugs>
antineoplastic n an antineoplastic agent

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an·ti·neo·plas·tic (an″te-) (an″ti-ne″o-plasґtik) 1. inhibiting or preventing the development of neoplasms; checking the maturation and proliferation of malignant cells. 2. an agent having such properties.

Medical dictionary. 2011.