- a cytotoxic antibiotic, C27H29NO11, derived from a variety of the bacterium Streptomyces peucetius and used in the treatment of sarcoma, malignant lymphoma, acute leukemia, and other cancers.
Origin of doxorubicin
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- An antibiotic obtained from the bacterium Streptomyces peucetius, used as an anticancer drug.
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