from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An anticancer drug derived from the bark of the Pacific yew tree and used in the treatment of ovarian and breast cancer that has not responded to prior therapy.
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- n. A particular drug used in chemotherapy.
Pac(ific yew) + New Latin (Taxus brevifō)li(a), scientific name of Pacific yew (Latin brevis, short + Latin fōlium, leaf; see folium) + alteration of Taxol.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)