noun. periwinkle plant derivative used as an antineoplastic drug (trade name Oncovin); used to treat cancer of the lymphatic system.
- periwinkle plant derivative
Example sentences of the word vincristine
1. Noun, singular or mass
These include vinblastine, yohimbine and vincristine, substances that can be useful in medicine, such as chemotherapy because they stop cell reproduction, but can also have serious side effects.