daunorubicin

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noun dau·no·ru·bi·cin \-ˈrü-bə-sən\

Definition of daunorubicin

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

Origin and Etymology of daunorubicin

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


First Known Use: circa 1968


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daunorubicin

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noun dau·no·ru·bi·cin \-ˈrü-bə-sən\

Medical Definition of daunorubicin

  1. :  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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