an alkaloid, CHNOHSO, obtained from the leaves of a periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus) and used as a drug in the treatment of Hodgkin's disease and other lymphomas
in full vinblastine sulfate
Origin of vinblastinefrom Modern Latin Vinca, a genus name (see periwinkle) + eastern; English leucoblast, cell from which a leukocyte develops (see leuco- and -blast) + -ine
An alkaloid, C46H58N4O9, originally obtained from the Madagascar periwinkle and used in the form of its sulfate as an antineoplastic drug.
Origin of vinblastineShort for vincaleukoblastine New Latin Vinca periwinkle genus ; see vinca. English leukoblast a developing leukocyte ( leuko- ) ( -blast ) -ine 2