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

  • noun A synthetic polymer of inosine that resembles the RNA of infectious viruses and is used to stimulate the production of interferon by the immune system.

Etymologies

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

[poly– + i(nosinic acid) + c(ytidylic acid) (cytid(ine) + –yl + –ic).]

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