Vinblastine meaning

vĭn-blăstēn
An alkaloid, C46 H58 N4 O9 , obtained from the Madagascar periwinkle and used as an antineoplastic drug.
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An alkaloid, C46H58N4O9H2SO4, obtained from the leaves of a periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus) and used as a drug in the treatment of Hodgkin's disease and other lymphomas.
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An alkaloid, C46 H58 N4 O9 , originally obtained from the Madagascar periwinkle and used in the form of its sulfate as an antineoplastic drug.
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A particular drug used in chemotherapy.
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Origin of vinblastine

  • Short for vincaleukoblastine New Latin Vinca periwinkle genus vinca English leukoblast a developing leukocyte (leuko–) (–blast) –ine

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