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methotrexate

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noun meth·o·trex·ate \ˌme-thə-ˈtrek-ˌsāt\

Definition of methotrexate

  1. :  a toxic folic acid analog C20H22N8O5 that is used to treat certain cancers, severe psoriasis, and rheumatoid arthritis



Origin and Etymology of methotrexate

meth- + -trexate, of unknown origin


First Known Use: 1955


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methotrexate

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noun meth·o·trex·ate \ˌmeth-ə-ˈtrek-ˌsāt\

Medical Definition of methotrexate

  1. :  a toxic drug C20H22N8O5 that is an analog of folic acid and is used to treat certain cancers, severe psoriasis, and rheumatoid arthritis—called also amethopterin




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