[ vin-kris-teen ]
/ vɪnˈkrɪs tin /
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an alkaloid, C46H56N4O10, derived from the periwinkle, Vinca rosea, used in the management of leukemias and lymphomas.
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British Dictionary definitions for vincristine
/ (vɪnˈkrɪstiːn) /
a cytotoxic drug used in the treatment of leukaemia, derived as an alkaloid from the tropical shrub Madagascar periwinkle (Vinca rosea)
Word Origin for vincristine
C20: from New Latin vinca + Latin crista crest + -ine ²
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