from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An alkaloid, C46H56N4O10, obtained from the Madagascar periwinkle and used as an antineoplastic drug for a variety of neoplasms.
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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 Oncovin); used to treat cancer of the lymphatic system
New Latin Vinca, periwinkle genus; see vinca + Latin crista, crest; see crest + -ine2.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)