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doxorubicin

[dok-suh-roo-buh-sin] /ˌdɒk səˈru bə sɪn/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
a cytotoxic antibiotic, C 27 H 29 NO 11 , derived from a variety of the bacterium Streptomyces peucetius and used in the treatment of sarcoma, malignant lymphoma, acute leukemia, and other cancers.
Origin
d(e)ox(y)- + -o- + Latin rub(er) red (alluding to its color; see rubric, red) + -i- + -(my)cin
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  • The chemical was an experimental derivative of a well-established anti-cancer drug called doxorubicin.
doxorubicin in Medicine

doxorubicin dox·o·ru·bi·cin (dŏk'sə-rōō'bĭ-sĭn)
n.
An antibiotic obtained from the bacterium Streptomyces peucetius, used as an anticancer drug.

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