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 vincristinefrom Modern Latin Vinca, a genus name (see periwinkle) + Classical Latin crista, crest + -ine
An alkaloid, C46H56N4O10, originally obtained from the Madagascar periwinkle and used in its sulfate form to treat acute leukemia and a variety of other neoplasms.
Origin of vincristineNew Latin Vinca periwinkle genus ; see vinca. Latin crista crest ; see crest. -ine 2