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Any of a group of antibiotics produced by the soil actinomycete Streptomyces caespitosus that inhibit DNA synthesis and are used against bacteria and cancerous tumor cells.
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(Pharmacology) pharmacol any of the antibiotics that come from Streptomyces caespitosus
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|Noun||1.||mitomycin - a complex of antibiotic substances obtained from a streptomyces bacterium; one form (trade name Mutamycin) shows promise as an anticancer drug|
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