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angiostatin

Syllabification: an·gi·o·sta·tin
Pronunciation: /ˌanjēōˈstatn
 
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Definition of angiostatin in English:

noun

Medicine
A drug used to inhibit the growth of new blood vessels in malignant tumors.
Example sentences
  • Unfortunately all tumors, no matter what their size, secrete angiostatin, which promotes tumor growth - particularly the growth of new blood vessels that supply oxygen and nutrients to the tumor.
  • So the radiation, in combination with angiostatin, enhanced the drug's ability to block the growth of new tumor-supplying blood vessels.
  • Two decades later his lab discovered two compounds, endostatin and angiostatin, that shrank tumors in mice.

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