Definition of melphalan in English:

melphalan

Pronunciation /ˈmɛlfəlan/

noun

Pharmacology
  • A nitrogen mustard given orally and intravenously in the treatment of multiple myeloma and other neoplasms; 4-bis(2-chloroethyl)amino- l -phenylalanine, C ₁₃ H ₁₈ Cl ₂ N ₂ O ₂.

Origin

1960s. From me- + L + ph- and -alan-.