rosy periwinkle

noun

Definition of rosy periwinkle

  1. :  a commonly cultivated subshrub (Catharanthus roseus synonym Vinca rosea) of the dogbane family that is native to the Old World tropics and is the source of several antineoplastic drugs —called also Madagascar periwinkle, periwinkle

First Known Use of rosy periwinkle

1982


Medical Dictionary

rosy periwinkle

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noun \ˈrō-zē-\

Medical Definition of rosy periwinkle

  1. :  a commonly cultivated shrub (Catharanthus roseus synonym Vinca rosea) of the dogbane family (Apocynaceae) that is native to the Old World tropics and is the source of several antineoplastic drugs (as vinblastine and vincristine)—called also Madagascar periwinkle, periwinkle


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