Definitions for vincristinevɪnˈkrɪs tin
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an alkaloid, C46H56N4O10, derived from the periwinkle, Vinca rosea, used in treating certain cancers.
Origin of vincristine:
1960–65; < NL Vin(ca) a periwinkle genus + L crist(a)crest+ -ine2
periwinkle plant derivative used as an antineoplastic drug (trade name Oncovin); used to treat cancer of the lymphatic system
A particular drug used in chemotherapy.
Vincristine, formally known as leurocristine, sometimes abbreviated "VCR", is a vinca alkaloid from the Catharanthus roseus, formerly Vinca rosea and hence its name. It is a mitotic inhibitor, and is used in cancer chemotherapy. Vincristine is created by the coupling of indole alkaloids vindoline and catharanthine in the vinca plant.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Antitumor alkaloid isolated from Vinca Rosea. (Merck, 11th ed.)
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