daunorubicin

noun
dau·no·ru·bi·cin | \-ˈrü-bə-sᵊn \

Definition of daunorubicin 

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

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

noun
dau·no·ru·bi·cin | \-ˈrü-bə-sən \

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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