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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An antibiotic of the actinomycin group, C62H86N12O16, isolated from bacteria and used as an antineoplastic agent in the treatment of certain cancers. Also called actinomycin D.

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  • n. actinomycin D

Etymologies

d- + actinomycin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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