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actinomycin D

noun, Pharmacology


[dak-tuh-noh-mahy-sin] /ˌdæk tə noʊˈmaɪ sɪn/
noun, Pharmacology
a cytotoxic polypeptide, C 62 H 86 N 12 O 16 , isolated from the bacterium Streptomyces parvullus, used in the treatment of certain cancers.
Also called actinomycin D.
Origin of dactinomycin
reversal of actinomycin D; see actinomycin Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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actinomycin D in Medicine

dactinomycin dac·ti·no·my·cin (dāk'tə-nō-mī'sīn)
An antibiotic isolated from bacteria and used as an antineoplastic agent in the treatment of certain cancers.

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