noun Etymology: vinca + Latin crista crest + English 2-ine — more at crest Date: circa 1962 an alkaloid C46H56N4O10 from the rosy periwinkle used especially in the form of its sulfate to treat some human neoplastic diseases (as acute leukemia)

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  • vincristine — vin·cris·tine ( )vin kris .tēn n an alkaloid that is obtained from the rosy periwinkle and that is used esp. in the form of its sulfate C46H56N4O10·H2SO4 to treat some human neoplastic diseases (as acute leukemia) called also leurocristine see… …   Medical dictionary

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