[ dak-tuh-noh-mahy-sin ]
/ ˌdæk tə noʊˈmaɪ sɪn /
a cytotoxic polypeptide, C62H86N12O16, isolated from the bacterium Streptomyces parvullus, used in the treatment of certain cancers.
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Also called actinomycin D .
Origin of dactinomycin
First recorded in 1965–70; reversal of actinomycin D;see actinomycin
Words nearby dactinomycin
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Medical definitions for dactinomycin
[ dăk′tə-nō-mī′sīn ]
An antibiotic isolated from bacteria and used as an antineoplastic agent in the treatment of certain cancers.
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