Vincristine meaning

vĭn-krĭstēn
An alkaloid, C46 H56 N4 O10 , obtained from the Madagascar periwinkle and used as an antineoplastic drug for a variety of neoplasms.
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An alkaloid, C46H56N4O10H2SO4, obtained from the leaves of a periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus) and used as a drug in the treatment of leukemia.
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An alkaloid, C46 H56 N4 O10 , originally obtained from the Madagascar periwinkle and used in its sulfate form to treat acute leukemia and a variety of other neoplasms.
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A particular drug used in chemotherapy.
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Origin of vincristine

  • New Latin Vinca periwinkle genus vinca Latin crista crest crest –ine

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