cyclophosphamide

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cyclophosphamide

[sahy-kluh-fos-fuh-mahyd, -mid, sik-luh-]
noun Pharmacology.
a synthetic, crystalline, toxic substance, C 7 H 15 Cl 2 N 2 O 2 P, related to nitrogen mustard, used in the treatment of Hodgkin's disease, lymphoma, and certain leukemias. Abbreviation: CYC

Origin:
1955–60; cyclo- + phosph- + amide

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cyclophosphamide (ˌsaɪkləʊˈfɒsfəˌmaɪd)
 
n
an alkylating agent used in the treatment of leukaemia and lymphomas
 
[C20: from cyclo- + phosph(orus) + amide]

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