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doxorubicin

noun doxo·ru·bi·cin \ˌdäk-sə-ˈrü-bə-sən\

Definition of DOXORUBICIN

:  an antibiotic with broad antineoplastic activity that is obtained from a bacterium (Streptomyces peucetius) and is administered in the form of its hydrochloride C27H29NO11·HCl

Origin of DOXORUBICIN

deoxy- + -orubicin (as in daunorubicin)
First Known Use: 1971
Medical Dictionary

doxorubicin

noun doxo·ru·bi·cin \ˌdäk-sə-ˈrü-bə-sən\

Medical Definition of DOXORUBICIN

:  an anthracycline antibiotic with broad antineoplastic activity that is obtained from a bacterium of the genus Streptomyces (S. peucetius) and is administered in the form of its hydrochloride C27H29NO11·HCl—see adriamycin

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