daunorubicin


dau·no·ru·bi·cin

noun \-ˈrü-bə-sən\

Definition of DAUNORUBICIN

:  an antibiotic C27H29NO10 that is a nitrogenous glycoside and is used especially in the treatment of leukemia

Origin of DAUNORUBICIN

dauno- (as in daunomycin) + rubidomycin, a substance found to be identical with daunomycin (from International Scientific Vocabulary rubido- —fr. Latin rubidus red— + -mycin)
First Known Use: circa 1968

dau·no·ru·bi·cin

noun \-ˈrü-bə-sən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DAUNORUBICIN

: an antibiotic that is a nitrogenous glycoside and is used in the form of its hydrochloride C27H29NO10·HCl especially in the treatment of some leukemias

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