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An alkaloid, C46H58N4O9, originally obtained from the Madagascar periwinkle and used in the form of its sulfate as an antineoplastic drug.
[Short for vincaleukoblastine : New Latin Vinca, periwinkle genus; see vinca + English leukoblast, a developing leukocyte (leuko- + -blast) + -ine.]
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(Pharmacology) a cytotoxic drug used in the treatment of lymphomas, derived as an alkaloid from the tropical shrub Madagascar periwinkle (Vinca rosea)
[C20: shortened from vincaleukoblastine, from vinca + leukoblast, from leukocyte + -blast + -ine2]
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|Noun||1.||vinblastine - periwinkle plant derivative used as an antineoplastic drug (trade name Velban) that disrupts cell division|
periwinkle plant derivative - an antineoplastic drug used to treat some forms of cancer
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