cycloheximide

cycloheximide

[sahy-kloh-hek-suh-mahyd, -mid]
noun Pharmacology.
an antibiotic substance, C 15 H 23 NO 4 , isolated from the bacterium Streptomyces griseus, used experimentally to block protein synthesis.

Origin:
1945–50; cyclohex(ane) + imide

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