Meaning of mitomycin in English:

mitomycin

(also mytomycin)

noun

Pharmacology
  • Any of a group of closely related antibiotics produced by the soil bacterium Streptomyces caespitosus ; specifically (in full "mitomycin C") the principal member of this group, which inhibits DNA synthesis by cross-linking the two chains of duplex DNA molecules and is used medically as an antineoplastic agent.

Origin

1950s. Probably from mito- + -mycin.

Pronunciation

mitomycin

/ˌmʌɪtə(ʊ)ˈmʌɪsɪn/