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cycloheximide

[ sahy-kloh-hek-suh-mahyd, -mid ]
/ ˌsaɪ kloʊˈhɛk səˌmaɪd, -mɪd /
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noun Pharmacology.

an antibiotic substance, C15H23NO4, isolated from the bacterium Streptomyces griseus, used experimentally to block protein synthesis.

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Origin of cycloheximide

First recorded in 1945–50; cyclohex(ane) + imide
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