from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of a group of antibiotics produced by the soil actinomycete Streptomyces caespitosus that inhibit DNA synthesis and are used against bacteria and cancerous tumor cells.

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  • n. Any of a family of aziridine-containing natural products isolated from the filamentous bacterium Streptomyces lavendulae, one of which is used as a chemotherapeutic agent.

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  • n. a complex of antibiotic substances obtained from a streptomyces bacterium; one form (trade name Mutamycin) shows promise as an anticancer drug


Probably mito(sis) + -mycin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


  • ANTITUMOR Immune enhancement, producing a synergistic effect by the combination of glucuronoxylomannan with mitomycin C

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  • The cells are dividing, but the authors showed that proliferation is not necessary for elongation, in experiments with mitomycin C and aphidicolin.

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  • National Geographic Nikon's picked its best microscopic images for 2008 and there's some stunners this year -- like this high-mag view of the antibiotic powder mitomycin.

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  • Detection and further reported mitomycin outcomes of mitonafide inaccurate.

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  • I had the opportunity to watch the finest at Sloan Kettering apply their nostrums - FDA approved drugs such as metatrexate and adriamycin and “compassionate” exemption drugs like mitomycin.

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  • I suggest that my wife and I would have preferred her last days to be on a macrobiotic diet than on mitomycin.

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  • Anthropology; vice president, Yale College Student Union; co-authored published abstract on using the antibiotic mitomycin in glaucoma surgery.

  • In addition to such physical agents as ultraviolet and various other kinds of radiation, we know of many chemical inducers, such as the organic peroxides, ethyleneimines, and mitomycin.

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  • The randomized, open-label, multi-center study n~450 will compare Urocidin with mitomycin C for treating patients suffering from non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer.

  • (A) We counted the number of fibroblasts in a microscopic counting chamber before or after treated with each concentration of mitomycin-C (0, 1, 5 or 10 µg/ml) for 24 h.

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