docetaxel

noun
do·​ce·​tax·​el | \ ˌdō-sə-ˈtak-səl How to pronounce docetaxel (audio) \

Medical Definition of docetaxel

: a semisynthetic antineoplastic drug C43H53NO14·3H2O that is administered intravenously to treat various cancers (as of the lung, breast, or prostate) and is derived from the needles of a yew tree (Taxus baccata) of Europe

Note: Docetaxel is marketed under the trademark Taxotere.

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“Docetaxel.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/docetaxel. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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