cycloheximide

noun
cy·​clo·​hex·​i·​mide | \ ˌsī-klō-ˈhek-sə-ˌmīd How to pronounce cycloheximide (audio) , -məd \

Definition of cycloheximide

: an agricultural fungicide C15H23NO4 that inhibits protein synthesis and is obtained from a soil bacterium (Streptomyces griseus)

First Known Use of cycloheximide

1950, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cycloheximide

cyclohexane + imide

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“Cycloheximide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cycloheximide. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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cycloheximide

noun
cy·​clo·​hex·​i·​mide | \ -ˈhek-sə-ˌmīd, -məd How to pronounce cycloheximide (audio) \

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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