Doxorubicin Definition

dŏksə-ro͝obĭ-sĭn
noun
An antibiotic obtained from the bacterium Streptomyces peuceticus, used as an anticancer drug.
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Origin of Doxorubicin

  • Alteration of (hy)d(r)oxy rubi(domy)cin antibiotic from which it is derived (Latin rubidus red, from its red crystals rubidium) (–mycin)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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