adjective. used in the treatment of cancer.
- anti- (English)
- ἀντί (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
- tumor (English)
- tumour (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
Example sentences of the word 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.
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.