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- n. An alkaloid, C46H58N4O9, obtained from the Madagascar periwinkle and used as an antineoplastic drug.
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- n. A particular drug used in chemotherapy.
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- n. periwinkle plant derivative used as an antineoplastic drug (trade name Velban) that disrupts cell division
Short for vincaleukoblastine : New Latin Vinca, periwinkle genus; see vinca + English leukoblast, a developing leukocyte (leuko- + -blast) + -ine2.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)