bleomycin

[blee-uh-mahy-sin]
noun Pharmacology.
a cytotoxic antibiotic, C 55 H 84 N 17 O 21 S 3 , derived from the fermentation product of the bacterium Streptomyces certicillus, used in the management of certain epithelial cell and testicular carcinomas and malignant lymphomas.

Origin:
1965–70; apparently alteration of phleomycin, an antibiotic derived earlier from the same source; initial elements phleo-, bleo- unexplained by originators; see -mycin

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bleomycin (ˌbliːəʊˈmaɪsɪn)
 
n
a glycopeptide antibiotic drug used in the treatment of cancer and Hodgkin's Disease
 
[C20: from bleo- unknown + -mycin]

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Bleomycin, cisplatin, or methotrexate alone or together are usually used for treating penile cancer.
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