Taxane meaning

tăk sān′
Any of a class of anticancer drugs, such as paclitaxel, obtained from yew trees or synthesized, that inhibit the division of tumor cells by binding to and interfering with the action of microtubules.
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Any of a class of diterpenoid drugs that inhibit cancer cell growth and division. Examples are paclitaxel and docetaxel.
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Origin of taxane

  • Scientific Latin Taxus (“yew”) +‎ -ane

    From Wiktionary