aminopterin


am·i·nop·ter·in

noun \ˌa-mə-ˈnäp-tə-rən\

Definition of AMINOPTERIN

:  a derivative C19H20N8O5 of glutamic acid that is a folic acid antagonist and has been used as a rodenticide and antileukemic agent

Origin of AMINOPTERIN

amino + pteroylglutamic acid + -in
First Known Use: 1948

am·i·nop·ter·in

noun \ˌam-ə-ˈnäp-tə-rən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of AMINOPTERIN

: a derivative C19H20N8O5 of glutamic acid that is a folic acid antagonist and has been used as a rodenticide and antileukemic agent

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