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 vinblastine; from Modern Latin Vinca, a genus name (see periwinkle) + eastern; English leucoblast, cell from which a leukocyte develops (see leuco- and amp; -blast) + -ine
An alkaloid, C46H58N4O9, obtained from the Madagascar periwinkle and used as an antineoplastic drug.
Origin of vinblastineShort for vincaleukoblastine : New Latin Vinca, periwinkle genus; see vinca + English leukoblast, a developing leukocyte (leuko– + –blast) + –ine2.