cycloheximide

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noun cy·clo·hex·i·mide \ˌsī-klō-ˈhek-sə-ˌmīd, -məd\

Definition of cycloheximide

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

Origin and Etymology of cycloheximide

cyclohexane + imide


First Known Use: 1950


Medical Dictionary

cycloheximide

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noun cy·clo·hex·i·mide \-ˈhek-sə-ˌmīd, -məd\

Medical Definition of cycloheximide

  1. :  an agricultural fungicide C15H23NO4 that is obtained from a soil bacterium of the genus Streptomyces (S. griseus)


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