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- noun One of a group of toxic organic compounds that are structurally similar to mustard gas but contain nitrogen instead of sulfur, used primarily as chemotherapeutic agents.
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- noun chemistry any of a series of compounds, analagous to
mustard gaswith sulfurreplaced by nitrogen, that have been used in the treatment of cancer
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- noun a toxic compound resembling mustard gas in structure; important in cancer treatment
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