cytotoxic drug

cytotoxic drug
noun
any drug that has a toxic effect on cells; commonly used in chemotherapy to inhibit the proliferation of cancerous cells
Hypernyms: ↑medicine, ↑medication, ↑medicament, ↑medicinal drug

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