vinblastine

noun vin·blas·tine \ (ˌ)vin-ˈbla-ˌstēn \

Definition of vinblastine

: an alkaloid C46H58N4O9 from the rosy periwinkle used especially in the form of its sulfate to treat human neoplastic diseases (such as Hodgkin's disease)

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Origin and Etymology of vinblastine

contraction of vincaleukoblastine, from vinca + leukoblast developing leukocyte, from leuk- + -blast


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vinblastine

noun vin·blas·tine \ (ˈ)vin-ˈblas-ˌtēn \

medical Definition of vinblastine

: an alkaloid that is obtained from the rosy periwinkle and that is used especially in the form of its sulfate C46H58N4O9·H2SO4 to treat human neoplastic diseases (as Hodgkin's lymphoma and testicular carcinoma) called also vincaleukoblastine; see abvd

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