Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various red, often toxic, polypeptide antibiotics obtained from soil bacteria.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun any of various red antibiotics isolated from soil bacteria with a three-ring heterocyclic nucleus with an attached peptide chain.

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  • noun biochemistry, pharmacology Any of a class of toxic polypeptide antibiotics found in soil bacteria of genus Streptomyces.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun any of various red antibiotics isolated from soil bacteria

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Examples

  • Within months, the team had confirmed that X-rays and actinomycin D were remarkably synergistic, each multiplying the toxic effect of the other.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • In the summer of 1954, Farber persuaded Waksman to send him a number of antibiotics, including actinomycin D, to repurpose them as antitumor agents by testing the drugs on a series of mouse tumors.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • Within months, the team had confirmed that X-rays and actinomycin D were remarkably synergistic, each multiplying the toxic effect of the other.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • Farber found that actinomycin D, administered intravenously, potently inhibited the growth of these lung metastases, often producing remissions that lasted months.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • Others, such as nitrogen mustard or actinomycin D, came from serendipitous sources, such as mustard gas or soil bacteria, found accidentally to kill cancer cells.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • Farber found that actinomycin D, administered intravenously, potently inhibited the growth of these lung metastases, often producing remissions that lasted months.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • Others, such as nitrogen mustard or actinomycin D, came from serendipitous sources, such as mustard gas or soil bacteria, found accidentally to kill cancer cells.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • An enormous molecule shaped like an ancient Greek statue, with a small, headless torso and two extended wings, actinomycin D was later found to work by binding and damaging DNA.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • In the summer of 1954, Farber persuaded Waksman to send him a number of antibiotics, including actinomycin D, to repurpose them as antitumor agents by testing the drugs on a series of mouse tumors.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • An enormous molecule shaped like an ancient Greek statue, with a small, headless torso and two extended wings, actinomycin D was later found to work by binding and damaging DNA.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

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