mechlorethamine

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mechlorethamine

[me-klawr-eth-uh-meen, -klohr-]
noun Pharmacology.
a nitrogen mustard, C 5 H 1 1 Cl 2 N, used in combination with other drugs in the treatment of Hodgkin's disease and certain other cancers.

Origin:
me(thyl) + chlor-2 + eth(yl) + amine

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