[ dak-tuh-noh-mahy-sin ]
/ ˌdæk tə noʊˈmaɪ sɪn /

noun Pharmacology.

a cytotoxic polypeptide, C62H86N12O16, isolated from the bacterium Streptomyces parvullus, used in the treatment of certain cancers.

Origin of dactinomycin

reversal of actinomycin D; see actinomycin
Also called actinomycin D.
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Medical definitions for dactinomycin

[ dăk′tə-nō-mīsīn ]


An antibiotic isolated from bacteria and used as an antineoplastic agent in the treatment of certain cancers.
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