vincristine

[vin-kris-teen]
noun Pharmacology.
  1. an alkaloid, C46H56N4O10, derived from the periwinkle, Vinca rosea, used in the management of leukemias and lymphomas.

Origin of vincristine

1960–65; < New Latin Vin(ca) a periwinkle genus + Latin crist(a) crest + -ine2
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British Dictionary definitions for vincristine

vincristine

noun
  1. 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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