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cisplatin Syllabification: cis·plat·in
Pronunciation: /ˌsisˈplat(ə)n/

Definition of cisplatin in English:


A cytotoxic drug used in cancer chemotherapy.
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- + platinum.

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