Definitions for vincristinevɪnˈkrɪs tin

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vin•cris•tinevɪnˈkrɪs tin(n.)

  1. an alkaloid, C46H56N4O10, derived from the periwinkle, Vinca rosea, used in treating certain cancers.

    Category: Pharmacology

Origin of vincristine:

1960–65; < NL Vin(ca) a periwinkle genus + L crist(a)crest+ -ine2

Princeton's WordNet

  1. vincristine, Oncovin(noun)

    periwinkle plant derivative used as an antineoplastic drug (trade name Oncovin); used to treat cancer of the lymphatic system

Wiktionary

  1. vincristine(Noun)

    A particular drug used in chemotherapy.

Freebase

  1. Vincristine

    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

  1. Vincristine

    Antitumor alkaloid isolated from Vinca Rosea. (Merck, 11th ed.)

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