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English adjective: antineoplastic

1. antineoplastic used in the treatment of cancer


SamplesAnticancer drug.
An antineoplastic effect.


Synonymsanticancer, antitumor, antitumour


English noun: antineoplastic

1. antineoplastic (artifact) any of several drugs that control or kill neoplastic cells; used in chemotherapy to kill cancer cells; all have unpleasant side effects that may include nausea and vomiting and hair loss and suppression of bone marrow function


Synonymsantineoplastic drug, cancer drug


Broader (hypernym)cytotoxic drug


Narrower (hyponym)Alkeran, alkylating agent, antimetabolite, antineoplastic antibiotic, asparaginase, Elspar, floxuridine, lomustine, melphalan, periwinkle plant derivative, procarbazine, thioguanine, thiotepa









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