Madagascar periwinkle


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Madagascar periwinkle

n.
A low-growing perennial plant (Catharanthus roseus) native to Madagascar, having pink or white flowers and cultivated as a groundcover and as a source of alkaloids used to treat diabetes, cancer, and other diseases. Also called rosy periwinkle.

Mad′agas′car per′iwinkle


n.
a plant, Catharanthus roseus (or Vinca rosea), cultivated for its glossy foliage and pink or white flowers.
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Noun1.Madagascar periwinkle - commonly cultivated Old World woody herb having large pinkish to red flowersMadagascar periwinkle - commonly cultivated Old World woody herb having large pinkish to red flowers
Catharanthus, genus Catharanthus - small genus of erect annual or perennial herbs native to Madagascar; widely naturalized in the tropics; formerly included in genus Vinca
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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ALB 109564 is a cytotoxic agent and a semi-synthetic derivative of a natural product originally extracted from the Madagascar periwinkle flower.
ALB 109564(a) is a cytotoxic agent and a semi-synthetic derivative of a natural product originally extracted from the Madagascar periwinkle flower.
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These include Taxol(TM), derived from the Pacific yew tree, and the vinca alkaloids, isolated from the Madagascar periwinkle.