anticancer

adjective
used in the treatment of cancer
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anticancer drug

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an antineoplastic effect

Syn: ↑antineoplastic, ↑antitumor, ↑antitumour
Pertains to noun: ↑tumour (for: ↑antitumour), ↑tumor (for: ↑antitumor), ↑neoplasm (for: ↑antineoplastic), ↑cancer
Derivationally related forms: ↑antineoplastic (for: ↑antineoplastic)

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\\"ˌ\ adjective
Etymology: anti- (I) + cancer
: used or effective against cancer

anticancer drugs

anticancer treatments

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/an'tee kan"seuhr, an'tuy-/, adj.
for or used in the prevention or treatment of cancer: an anticancer drug.
[1925-30; ANTI- + CANCER]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • anticancer — adjective Date: 1926 used against or tending to arrest or prevent cancer < anticancer drugs > < anticancer activity > < anticancer effects > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • anticancer — an·ti·can·cer .ant i kan(t) sər, .an .tī adj used or effective against cancer <anticancer drugs> <anticancer activity> …   Medical dictionary

  • anticancer — /an tee kan seuhr, an tuy /, adj. for or used in the prevention or treatment of cancer: an anticancer drug. [1925 30; ANTI + CANCER] * * * …   Universalium

  • anticancer — adjective Used to treat cancer …   Wiktionary

  • anticancer — adj. against cancer; used in the treatment of cancer …   English contemporary dictionary

  • anticancer — an·ti·cancer …   English syllables

  • anticancer — an•ti•can•cer [[t]ˌæn tiˈkæn sər, ˌæn taɪ [/t]] adj. cvb pha used or effective in the prevention or treatment of cancer • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • anticancer —  adj. Qui combat le cancer …   Le dictionnaire des mots absents des autres dictionnaires

  • anticancer antibiotic — A type of anticancer drug that blocks cell growth by interfering with DNA, the genetic material in cells. Also called an antitumor antibiotic or antineoplastic antibiotic …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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