Definition of mithramycin in English:

mithramycin

Pronunciation /ˌmɪθrəˈmʌɪsɪn/

noun

Pharmacology
  • An antibiotic with antineoplastic activity which is produced by some species of Streptomyces, acts by inhibiting DNA transcription and replication, and is used in the treatment of certain forms of cancer and bone disease.

Origin

1960s. From mithra- + -mycin.