mitomycin


mi·to·my·cin

noun \ˌmī-tə-ˈmī-sən\

Definition of MITOMYCIN

:  a complex of antibiotic substances that is produced by a Japanese streptomyces (Streptomyces caespitosus); especially :  one form C15H18N4O5 that inhibits DNA synthesis and is used as an antineoplastic agent

Origin of MITOMYCIN

International Scientific Vocabulary mito- (probably from New Latin mitosis) + -mycin
First Known Use: 1956

mi·to·my·cin

noun \ˌmīt-ə-ˈmīs-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MITOMYCIN

1
: a complex of antibiotic substances which is produced by a Japanese bacterium of the genus Streptomyces (S. caespitosus)
2
: a component C15H18N4O5 of mitomycin that inhibits DNA synthesis and is used as an antineoplastic in the palliative treatment of some carcinomas—called also mitomycin C

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