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mitomycin

mitomycin in Medicine

mitomycin mi·to·my·cin (mī'tə-mī'sĭn)
n.
Any of a group of antibiotics produced by the soil actinomycete Streptomyces caespitosus that inhibit DNA synthesis and are used against bacteria and cancerous tumor cells.

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