vinblastine

vinblastine

[vin-blas-teen]
noun Pharmacology.
an alkaloid, C 46 H 58 N 4 O 9 , derived from the periwinkle Vinca rosea, used in the treatment of various malignant conditions, especially in the management of lymphomas.

Origin:
1960–65; < Neo-Latin Vin(ca) a periwinkle genus + (leuko)blast + -ine2

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vinblastine (vɪnˈblæstiːn)
 
n
a cytotoxic drug used in the treatment of lymphomas, derived as an alkaloid from the tropical shrub Madagascar periwinkle (Vinca rosea)
 
[C20: shortened from vincaleukoblastine, from vinca + leukoblast, from leukocyte + -blast + -ine²]

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