Definition of cycloheximide
: an agricultural fungicide C15H23NO4 that inhibits protein synthesis and is obtained from a soil bacterium (Streptomyces griseus)
Origin of cycloheximide
cyclohexane + imide
First Known Use: 1950
Medical Definition of cycloheximide
: an agricultural fungicide C15H23NO4 that is obtained from a soil bacterium of the genus Streptomyces (S. griseus)
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