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cycloheximide

[sahy-kloh-hek-suh-mahyd, -mid] /ˌsaɪ kloʊˈhɛk səˌmaɪd, -mɪd/
noun, Pharmacology.
1.
an antibiotic substance, C 15 H 23 NO 4 , isolated from the bacterium Streptomyces griseus, used experimentally to block protein synthesis.
Origin of cycloheximide
1945-1950
First recorded in 1945-50; cyclohex(ane) + imide
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