vinca alkaloid

noun

Medical Definition of vinca alkaloid

: any of several alkaloids (as vinblastine and vincristine) obtained especially from the rosy periwinkle

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“Vinca alkaloid.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/vinca%20alkaloid. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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