medical Definition of artemisinin
- … a new synthetic biology technique that produces artemisinin in a vat may act as a buffer against potential supply crises.
- —Katherine Bourzac, Discover, January 2014
- On the Thai-Cambodian border, a rogue strain of malaria has started to resist artemisinin, the only remaining effective drug in the world's arsenal against malaria's most deadly strain, Plasmodium falciparum.
- —Christopher Shay, Time, 14 Nov. 2009