What is the difference between Cytotoxic and Cytogenotoxic?

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I did a little research, but I'm not fully confident if what I found is correct.

Cytotoxic: Anything that kills cells (including cancer cells).
Cytogenotoxic: Anything that mutates the DNA of a cell (can lead to cancer).
 

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I did a little research, but I'm not fully confident if what I found is correct.

Cytotoxic: Anything that kills cells (including cancer cells).
Cytogenotoxic: Anything that mutates the DNA of a cell (can lead to cancer).
Mutogenic and carcinogenic are terms we use for causing mutation and cancer causing.
Remember most mutations are neutral.
Cytotoxic is poisonous to the cell.
 
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Mutogenic and carcinogenic are terms we use for causing mutation and cancer causing.
Remember most mutations are neutral.
Cytotoxic is poisonous to the cell.
Genotoxicity from a search relates to an affect on the DNA but not necessarily a mutation. So it may affect protein synthesis, gene regulation etc.
@yddd is a cancer researcher, he will have a better handle.
 
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