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Related to cytoreductive: cytoreductive therapy
reducing the number of cells, as in surgery for a tumor; see also debulking.
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cytoreduction(sīt″ō-rĕ-dŭk′shŭn) [″ + ″]
Cellular killing, usually of cancerous cell clones, with chemotherapy.cytoreductive (-dŭk′-tĭv), adjective
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