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dox•o•ru•bi•cin



Pronunciation: (dok"su-rOO'bu-sin), [key]
n. Pharm.
a cytotoxic antibiotic, C27H29NO11, derived from a variety of the bacterium Streptomyces peucetius and used in the treatment of sarcoma, malignant lymphoma, acute leukemia, and other cancers.

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