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vinblastine

noun vin·blas·tine \(ˌ)vin-ˈblas-ˌtēn\

Definition of VINBLASTINE

:  an alkaloid C46H58N4O9 from the rosy periwinkle used especially in the form of its sulfate to treat human neoplastic diseases (as Hodgkin's disease)

Origin of VINBLASTINE

contraction of vincaleukoblastine, from vinca + leukoblast developing leukocyte, from leuk- + -blast
First Known Use: 1962

vinblastine

noun vin·blas·tine \(ˈ)vin-ˈblas-ˌtēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of VINBLASTINE

:  an alkaloid that is obtained from the rosy periwinkle and that is used especially in the form of its sulfate C46H58N4O9·H2SO4 to treat human neoplastic diseases (as Hodgkin's disease and testicular carcinoma)—called also vincaleukoblastine

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