HyperDic: periwinkle_plant_derivative

English > 1 sense of the expression periwinkle plant derivative:
NOUNartifactperiwinkle plant derivativean antineoplastic drug used to treat some forms of cancer
English > periwinkle plant derivative: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
MeaningAn antineoplastic drug used to treat some forms of cancer.
Narrowervinblastine, Velbanperiwinkle plant derivative used as an antineoplastic drug (trade name Velban) that disrupts cell division
vincristine, Oncovinperiwinkle plant derivative used as an antineoplastic drug (trade name Oncovin)
Broaderantineoplastic, antineoplastic drug, cancer drugAny of several drugs that control or kill neoplastic cells

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