Definition of Cytotoxic

1. Adjective. Of or relating to substances that are toxic to cells.

Partainyms: Cytotoxin
Derivative terms: Cytotoxin



Definition of Cytotoxic

1. Adjective. of, relating to, or being a cytotoxin ¹

2. Adjective. of or relating to cytotoxicity ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cytotoxic

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Cytotoxic

1. Chemicals that are directly toxic to cells, preventing their reproduction or growth. Cytotoxic agents can, as a side effect, damage healthy, noncancerous tissues or organs which have a high proportion of actively dividing cells, for example, bone marrow, hair follicles. These side effects limit the amount and frequency of drug administration. (16 Dec 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cytotoxic

cytostome
cytostomes
cytotactic
cytotactin
cytotaxis
cytotaxonomic
cytotaxonomies
cytotaxonomy
cytotechnologist
cytotechnologists
cytotechnology
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cytotherapy
cytothesis
cytotonic
cytotoxic (current term)
cytotoxic T-cell
cytotoxic T cell
cytotoxic T cells
cytotoxic T lymphocyte-specific serine protease
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Literary usage of Cytotoxic

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1. Understanding the Immune System by Lydia Woods Schindler (1994)
"... Macrophage Class I MHC-encoded—' Protein Antigen (Viral Protein) Produced Under Direction of Viral Nucleic Acid Activation of cytotoxic T cells JV\ ^? ..."

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