Meaning of cycloheximide

cy•clo•hex•i•mide

Pronunciation: (sī"klō-hek'su-mīd", -mid), [key]
— n. Pharm.
  1. an antibiotic substance, CHNO, isolated from the bacterium Streptomyces griseus, used experimentally to block protein synthesis.
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