Definition of cisplatin in English:


Line breaks: cis|platin
Pronunciation: /sɪsˈplatɪn


[mass noun] Medicine
A cytotoxic drug used in cancer chemotherapy.
More example sentences
  • In this study, researchers developed head and neck cancer cell cultures resistant to the chemotherapy drug cisplatin, a platinum-based drug frequently used to treat this type of cancer.
  • Cancer drugs used for primary bone cancer include methotrexate, doxorubicin, and cisplatin.
  • Prescribing patterns were more uniform for the older, more familiar drugs such as cisplatin, which showed a variation of about 2.3.


late 20th century: from cis- (sense 2) + platinum.

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