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chlorambucil Syllabification: chlo·ram·bu·cil
Pronunciation: /klôrˈambyəˌsil/

Definition of chlorambucil in English:


A cytotoxic drug used in the treatment of cancer. It belongs to the class of nitrogen mustards.
Example sentences
  • Prednisone, methotrexate, and cyclophosphamide or chlorambucil are drugs which can be used to help stop the scar formation in the lungs.
  • This review focuses on the most commonly used and accepted chemotherapy agents in the treatment of these diseases: cyclophosphamide, chlorambucil, and methotrexate.
  • Combinations of chlorambucil, Prednisone or cyclophosphamide and a new drug Fludarabine are used in treatment.


1950s: from chlor(oethyl)am(inophenyl)bu(tyric acid), the systematic name, + -cil.

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