dau·​no·​ru·​bi·​cin | \ ˌdȯ-nə-ˈrü-bə-sᵊn How to pronounce daunorubicin (audio) , ˌdau̇- \

Definition of daunorubicin

: an antibiotic C27H29NO10 that is a nitrogenous glycoside and is used especially in the treatment of leukemia

Examples of daunorubicin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, facing a shortage of the active ingredient for the chemotherapy drug daunorubicin, the US allowed the plant to continue shipping that drug. Katherine Eban, WIRED, 7 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of daunorubicin

circa 1968, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for daunorubicin

dauno- (as in daunomycin) + rubidomycin, a substance found to be identical with daunomycin (from International Scientific Vocabulary rubido- —from Latin rubidus red— + -mycin)

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“Daunorubicin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/daunorubicin. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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dau·​no·​ru·​bi·​cin | \ -ˈrü-bə-sən How to pronounce daunorubicin (audio) \

Medical Definition of daunorubicin

: an antibiotic that is a nitrogenous glycoside and is used in the form of its hydrochloride C27H29NO10·HCl especially in the treatment of some leukemias

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