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Meaning of doxorubicin

dox•o•ru•bi•cin

Pronunciation: (dok"su-r'bu-sin), [key]
— n. Pharm.
  1. a cytotoxic antibiotic, CHNO, derived from a variety of the bacterium Streptomyces peucetius and used in the treatment of sarcoma, malignant lymphoma, acute leukemia, and other cancers.
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