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Definition of "doxorubicin" [doxorubicin]

  • An antibiotic obtained from the bacterium Streptomyces peuceticus, used as an anticancer drug. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "doxorubicin" in a sentence
  • "Some cancer drugs such as doxorubicin, which is used in chemotherapy, can stick to the pore walls in the new biodegradable nanomaterial and slowly escape as the silicon dissolves."
  • "These include Doxil doxorubicin, which is made exclusively by Janssen Products LP and used off-label to treat breast cancer."
  • "The chemotherapy drug chosen was doxorubicin, which is used in the treatment of a wide range of cancers."