antineoplastic

antineoplastic
an•ti•ne•o•plas•tic
[[t]ˌæn tiˌni oʊˈplæs tɪk, ˌæn taɪ-[/t]] adj.
1) med pha destroying, inhibiting, or preventing the growth or spread of tumors
2) med pha an antineoplastic substance
Etymology: 1965–70

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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