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acyclovir

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noun acy·clo·vir \(ˌ)ā-ˈsī-klō-ˌvir\

Definition of acyclovir

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



Origin and Etymology of acyclovir

2a- + cycl- + virus


First Known Use: 1979


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acyclovir

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noun acy·clo·vir \ˌā-ˈsī-klō-ˌvir\

Medical Definition of acyclovir

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




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