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Tax•olˈtæk sɔl, -soʊl

  1. Trademark.a chemical, C47H51NO14, derived from a yew tree of the Pacific Coast: used as a drug in the treatment of cancer.

    Category: Pharmacology, Medicine


  1. Taxol(ProperNoun)

    A drug used to kill dividing tumour cells.

  2. taxol(Noun)

    A taxane, CHNO, used to treat cancer; also a proprietary name for paclitaxel (see Taxol).

  3. Origin: From scientific Taxus (a genus name).


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