taxols

Taxol

[tak-sawl, ‐sohl]
Trademark.
a chemical substance derived from a yew tree of the Pacific Coast: used experimentally as a drug in the treatment of cancer.
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Taxol Tax·ol (tāk'sôl')

Trademark for drug developed from the toxin of specific types of yew trees and bushes and used to kill dividing cells, especially tumor cells.

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