antineoplastic drug

noun
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
Syn: ↑antineoplastic, ↑cancer drug
Derivationally related forms: ↑antineoplastic (for: ↑antineoplastic)
Hypernyms: ↑cytotoxic drug
Hyponyms:

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