1. antitumor

adjective. used in the treatment of cancer.


  • antitumour
  • antineoplastic


  • anti- (English)
  • ἀντί (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • tumor (English)
  • tumour (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Sentences with antitumor

1. Noun, singular or mass
Slippery elm shows antitumor activity in the laboratory, which may be due to its fatty acid content, as noted by the MSKCC.

2. Adjective
Indian Ayurvedic healers use the roots as a general anti-aging tonic, and the plant also has antibiotic, anti-inflammatory and antitumor actions.

3. Verb, past participle
The compounds in red onions have antitumor effects, as well, and adding them to your diet might lower your risk of certain types of cancer.