Taxus baccata

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Noun1.Taxus baccata - predominant yew in EuropeTaxus baccata - predominant yew in Europe; extraordinarily long-lived and slow growing; one of the oldest species in the world
yew - any of numerous evergreen trees or shrubs having red cup-shaped berries and flattened needlelike leaves
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For example, Rhone-Poulenc Barr is testing Taxotere, a synthesized product obtained from the leaves of the European yew tree, to treat ovarian, breast, and lung cancer.
Taxotere, a drug derived from the needles of the European yew tree, has shown promise in fighting cancer.

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