bleomycin definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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An antibiotic that is obtained from cultures of the bacterium Streptomyces verticillus and used in the form of its sulfate for the treatment of various neoplasms.
Origin: Alteration of phleomycin, a related antibiotic : phleo-, of unknown meaning + -mycin.
bleomycin - Medical Definition
Any of several glycopeptide antibiotics obtained from the bacterium Streptomyces verticillus. Their sulfates were once used as antineoplastic agents.