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noun Pharmacology.
  1. an alkaloid, C46H58N4O9, derived from the periwinkle Vinca rosea, used in the treatment of various malignant conditions, especially in the management of lymphomas.
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Origin of vinblastine

1960–65; < New Latin Vin(ca) a periwinkle genus + (leuko)blast + -ine2
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British Dictionary definitions for vinblastine


  1. a cytotoxic drug used in the treatment of lymphomas, derived as an alkaloid from the tropical shrub Madagascar periwinkle (Vinca rosea)
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Word Origin

C20: shortened from vincaleukoblastine, from vinca + leukoblast, from leukocyte + -blast + -ine ²
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