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An antibiotic, C27H29NO11, obtained from the bacterium Streptomyces peuceticus and used as an anticancer drug.
[Alteration of (hy)d(r)oxy + rubi(domy)cin, antibiotic from which it is derived (Latin rubidus, red, from its red crystals; see rubidium + -mycin).]
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an antineoplastic antibiotic used in the treatment of cancer
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