Definition of doxorubicin in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌdɒksəʊˈruːbɪsɪn/


[mass noun] Medicine
A bacterial antibiotic that is widely used to treat leukaemia and various other forms of cancer.
  • This is produced by the streptomycete bacterium Streptomyces peucetius caesius.
Example sentences
  • The patient was treated with cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone chemotherapy starting in August 1998.
  • Cancer drugs used for primary bone cancer include methotrexate, doxorubicin, and cisplatin.
  • Adjuvant therapy, multidrug chemotherapy was carried out with methotrexate, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone.


1970s: from deoxy- (in the sense 'that has lost oxygen') + Latin rubus 'red' + -mycin.

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Line breaks: doxo|rubi¦cin

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