genus Vinca

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Noun1.genus Vinca - periwinkles: low creeping evergreen perennialsgenus Vinca - periwinkles: low creeping evergreen perennials
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
Apocynaceae, dogbane family, family Apocynaceae - chiefly tropical trees or shrubs or herbs having milky juice and often showy flowers; many are sources of drugs
periwinkle - chiefly trailing poisonous plants with blue flowers
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And last month, at a symposium on natural products research in Oxford, Miss., Rodriguez reported that thiarurbrine-A shows as much anticancer activity in cultured human cervical cells as vincristine and vinblastine, standard chemotherapy agents derived from the periwinkle shrub (genus Vinca).