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n. any of 500 or so antibiotics synthesized or isolated from species of Streptomyces. Doxorubicin is the most important member of this group of compounds, which have wide activity, particularly against breast cancer and lymphoma; others include daunorubicin and epirubicin (Pharmorubicin). See cytotoxic drug.

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