genotoxic

Capable of damaging genetic material such as DNA, and thus causing mutations or possibly cancer.
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  • genotoxic — /jen ō tok sik/ adjective Harmful to genetic material, esp in causing genetic mutation ORIGIN: ↑gene and ↑toxic …   Useful english dictionary

  • genotoxic — Denoting a substance that by damaging DNA may cause mutation or cancer. [gene + toxic] * * * ge·no·tox·ic .jē nə täk sik adj damaging to genetic material <environmental exposure to genotoxic agents (P. A. Gaspar )(et al)> ge·no·tox·ic·i·ty …   Medical dictionary

  • genotoxic — See genotoxin. * * * …   Universalium

  • genotoxic — adj. pertaining to a substance that by poisoning DNA may cause mutation or cancer …   English contemporary dictionary

  • genotoxic — /ˈdʒinoʊtɒksik/ (say jeenohtoksik) adjective (of a chemical) having a deleterious effect on genetic material in living cells, as mutagens or carcinogens. {geno(type) + toxic} …   Australian English dictionary

  • genotoxic stress — noun Damage to the genome of an organism as the result of a genotoxin …   Wiktionary

  • genotoxic carcinogen — a carcinogen that reacts directly with DNA or with macromolecules that then react with DNA …   Medical dictionary

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