artemisinin(redirected from C-15 sesquiterpene)
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1. A compound, C15H22O5, that is obtained from a species of artemisia (Artemisia annua) and has antimalarial activity.
2. Any of several semisynthetic derivatives of this compound that are used to treat malaria, usually in combination with other drugs.
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a drug obtained from the plant genus Artemisia and used to treat malaria(as modifier)
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