Meaning of cycloheximide in English:

cycloheximide

Pronunciation /ˌsʌɪklə(ʊ)ˈhɛksɪmʌɪd/

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noun

Pharmacology
  • A compound with antibiotic activity produced by the streptomycete bacterium Streptomyces griseus, now used mainly as an inhibitor of protein synthesis in experimental systems.

    Chemical name: 3-[2-(3, 5-dimethyl-2-oxocyclohexyl)-2-hydroxyethyl]-glutarimide; C₁₅H₂₃NO₄.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in Mycologia. From cyclo- + hex- + imide.