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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An antiretroviral drug, C8H10FN3O3S, that is a nucleoside analog and inhibits replication of HIV by inhibiting reverse transcriptase.

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  • noun A nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor for the treatment of HIV infection.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[emtri- (probably Em(ory), University, where the drug was discovered + Tri(angle), Pharmaceuticals, company to which it was licensed) + -citabine, nucleoside analog antiviral and anticancer drug suff.; see zalcitabine.]

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