Definition of bleomycin in English:


Syllabification: ble·o·my·cin
Pronunciation: /ˌblēōˈmīsin


An antibiotic used to treat Hodgkin’s disease and other cancers.
  • The drug is obtained from the bacterium Streptomyces verticillus
More example sentences
  • Chemotherapy may be useful at a designated wart clinic, where several patients can be treated from the same vial of bleomycin in a single day.
  • It has been reported that administration of a high dose of bleomycin often leads to lung injury and pulmonary fibrosis in bleomycin-treated patients.
  • Several drugs are associated with reactive oxygen species generation and lung injury with the most widely investigated of them being bleomycin.


1960s: an arbitrary alteration of earlier phleomycin, the name of a related antibiotic.

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