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med any of a group of alkaloids obtained from the periwinkle Vinca rosea, such as vinblastine and vincristine, that interfere with cell division and are used in the treatment of cancer
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How to use vinca alkaloid in a sentence
An alkaloid discovered by Brandes in atropa belladonna or deadly nightshade.
Alkaloid, al′ka-loid, n. a vegetable principle possessing in some degree alkaline properties.
Apomorphia, a-po-morf′i-a, n. an alkaloid prepared from morphia by heating hydrochloric acid—a rapid and powerful emetic.
Alkaloid from Aconite, prepared according to process of Duquesnel.Merck's 1899 Manual|Merck & Co.
It is the alkaloid of aconite, and generally fatal in its results.The Red Seal|Natalie Sumner Lincoln