epipodophyllotoxin

Definition / meaning of epipodophyllotoxin

A substance being studied in the treatment of some types of cancer. Epipodophyllotoxin is extracted from the mandrake root Podophyllum peltatum. It is a type of topoisomerase inhibitor.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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