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aminopterin

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noun am·i·nop·ter·in \ˌa-mə-ˈnäp-tə-rən\

Definition of aminopterin

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



Origin and Etymology of aminopterin

amino + pteroylglutamic acid + -in


First Known Use: 1948


Medical Dictionary

aminopterin

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noun am·i·nop·ter·in \ˌam-ə-ˈnäp-tə-rən\

Medical Definition of aminopterin

  1. :  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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