from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An antibiotic obtained from the bacterium Streptomyces peuceticus, used as an anticancer drug.
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- n. A particular drug used in chemotherapy.
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- n. an antibiotic used as an anticancer drug
d(e)ox(y)- + Latin ruber, red; see rubric + -(my)cin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)