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dactinomycin

[dak-tuh-noh-mahy-sin]
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noun Pharmacology.
  1. a cytotoxic polypeptide, C62H86N12O16, isolated from the bacterium Streptomyces parvullus, used in the treatment of certain cancers.
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Origin of dactinomycin

reversal of actinomycin D; see actinomycin
Also called actinomycin D.
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dactinomycin in Medicine

dactinomycin

(dăk′tə-nō-mīsīn)
n.
  1. An antibiotic isolated from bacteria and used as an antineoplastic agent in the treatment of certain cancers.
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