acyclovir


acy·clo·vir

noun \(ˌ)ā-ˈsī-klō-ˌvir\

Definition of ACYCLOVIR

:  a cyclic synthetic nucleoside C8H11N5O3 used especially to treat the symptoms of chicken pox, shingles, and the genital form of herpes simplex

Origin of ACYCLOVIR

2a- + cycl- + virus
First Known Use: 1979

acy·clo·vir

noun \ˌā-ˈsī-klō-ˌvir\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ACYCLOVIR

: a cyclic nucleoside C8H11N5O3 used especially to treat shingles, genital herpes, and chicken pox—see zovirax

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