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cytotoxic

 
having destructive action on cells, usually only certain types of cells; see cytotoxicity.

cy·to·tox·ic

(sī'tō-tok'sik),
Detrimental or destructive to cells.

cytotoxic

(sī′tə-tŏk′sĭk)
adj.
Of, relating to, or producing a toxic effect on cells.

cy′to·tox·ic′i·ty (-tŏk-sĭs′ĭ-tē) n.

cytotoxic

See cytotoxin.

cy·to·tox·ic

(sī'tō-tok'sik)
Detrimental or destructive to cells; pertaining to the effect of noncytophilic antibody on specific antigen, frequently, but not always, mediating the action of complement.

cytotoxic

cell-destructive, e.g. antibody-antigen reaction, usually involving complement activation

cy·to·tox·ic

(sī'tō-tok'sik)
Detrimental or destructive to cells.

cytotoxic

having a deleterious effect upon cells.

cytotoxic antibody
see cytotoxic antibody.
cytotoxic drugs
generally refers to those used in chemotherapy of neoplasms, e.g. cyclophosphamide, vincristine, etc.
cytotoxic T lymphocyte
see T lymphocyte.