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camptothecin

Pronunciation: kamp′tō-thek′in

Definition: Plant alkaloids consisting of a pentacyclic structure with a lactone ring; inhibitors of topoisomerase I, topotecan and irinotecan (CPT-11).

[Camptotheca, genus name of botanic source]

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