Definition of trastuzumab in English:

trastuzumab

noun

Pharmacology
  • A drug consisting of a preparation of humanized monoclonal antibodies directed against a cell surface receptor (human epidermal growth factor receptor 2; Her2) which contributes to the growth of some breast cancers, used in the treatment of such cancers. [A trademark for this drug is Herceptin.]

Origin

1990s; earliest use found in Business Wire. From trastuz- (origin unknown) + -u- + -mab, representing monoclonal antibody.

Pronunciation

trastuzumab

/ˌtrɑːˈstuːzuːmab//ˌtraˈstuːzuːmab/