Carcinostatic | definition of carcinostatic by Medical dictionary
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1. Pertaining to an arresting or inhibitory effect on the development or progression of a carcinoma.
2. An agent that manifests such an effect.
Etymology: Gk, karkinos + statikos, causing to stand
pertaining to the tendency to slow or halt the growth of a carcinoma.
carcinostatic adjective That which slows the growth of a carcinoma.
Agent with an arresting or inhibitory effect on the development or progression of a carcinoma.
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