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- n. See DDC.
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- n. The compound 2'-3'-dideoxycytidine, a nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor, formerly used in antiretroviral therapy
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- n. an antiviral drug used to combat HIV infection
zal- (perhaps alteration of (de)s- variant of de- + al(cohol) from the missing hydroxyl groups of cytidine) + citabine (alteration of cytidine).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)