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Definition of "antitumor" []

  • Counteracting or preventing the formation of malignant tumors; anticancer. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "antitumor" in a sentence
  • "Tumor cell death caused by radiation can induce DC-mediated cytotoxic T-lymphocyte (CTL) responses and long-term antitumor immunity ["
  • "The new virus demonstrated significantly higher antitumor activity in cells with high levels of nestin compared with older viruses, but there was no difference in low-nestin cells."
  • "Earlier this week, NCI removed reference to the "possible direct antitumor effect" of cannabis from its website."