an alkaloid, CHNOHSO, obtained from the leaves of a periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus) and used as a drug in the treatment of leukemia
in full vincristine sulfate
Origin of vincristine; from Modern Latin Vinca, a genus name (see periwinkle) + Classical Latin crista, crest + -ine
An alkaloid, C46H56N4O10, obtained from the Madagascar periwinkle and used as an antineoplastic drug for a variety of neoplasms.
Origin of vincristineNew Latin Vinca, periwinkle genus; see vinca + Latin crista, crest; see crest + –ine2.