a cytotoxic antibiotic, C 55
, derived from the fermentation product of the bacterium Streptomyces certicillus,
used in the management of certain epithelial cell
and testicular carcinomas and malignant lymphomas.
apparently alteration of phleomycin,
an antibiotic derived earlier from the same source; initial elements phleo-, bleo-
unexplained by originators; see -mycin