Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to cytostatic: cytocidal


Inhibiting or suppressing cellular growth and multiplication.
A cytostatic agent.

cy′to·stat′i·cal·ly adv.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


(ˌsaɪtəʊˈstætɪk) biology
having the capability to inhibit cell growth
any substance or treatment that inhibits cell growth
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(ˌsaɪ təˈstæt ɪk)

1. inhibiting cell growth and division.
2. any substance that inhibits cell growth and division.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
The Government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina today adopted the Information on the problems with regard to the deficit of cytostatic medication from the List of Medicines of the Solidarity Fund of the Federation of BiH, and approved the urgent purchase of cytostatic medicine according to the specification to the Health Insurance and Reinsurance Institute of the FBiH.
A cytostatic solution was placed in the upper chamber, while a collection medium was circulated through the bottom chamber, sweeping the underside of the tested sample and collecting permeated cytostatic particles for chromatographic analysis.
Anemia is sometimes caused by patients taking cytostatic drugs, which also kill healthy cells including red blood cells.
Irinotecan (Irinotecan hydrochloride trihydrate) is the generic equivalent of Pfizer's Campto and is a cytostatic, a treatment for advanced colorectal cancer.
Experimentation with nanoparticles under the project took place in a clean room with CytoUltra equipment (Cytostatic type biosafety cabinet), at facilities owned by the company.
On the right fossa cubitalis, cellulitis and a tender mass were present, although he did not have a history of recent central line or cytostatic treatment on this side.