noun Etymology: dauno- (as in daunomycin) + rubidomycin, a substance found to be identical with daunomycin (from International Scientific Vocabulary rubido- —from Latin rubidus red— + -mycin) Date: circa 1968 an antibiotic C27H29NO10 that is a nitrogenous glycoside and is used especially in the treatment of leukemia

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Daunorubicin — Dau|no|ru|bi|cin [Kunstw. zu lat. rubicundus = hochrot, glühend rot], das; s; Syn.: Daunomycin, Rubidomycin: ↑ Anthracyclin …   Universal-Lexikon

  • daunorubicin — [ˌdɔ:nə(ʊ) ru:bɪsɪn] noun Medicine a synthetic antibiotic used in the treatment of leukaemia and other cancers. Origin 1960s: from Daunia in southern Italy, where it was developed, + rubi red + mycin …   English new terms dictionary

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