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ribavirin

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noun ri·ba·vi·rin \ˌrī-bə-ˈvī-rən\

Definition of ribavirin

  1. :  a synthetic broad-spectrum antiviral nucleoside C8H12N4O5



Origin and Etymology of ribavirin

perhaps from ribonucleic acid + virus + 1-in


First Known Use: 1976


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ribavirin

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noun ri·ba·vi·rin \ˌrī-bə-ˈvī-rən\

Medical Definition of ribavirin

  1. :  a synthetic broad-spectrum antiviral drug C8H12N4O5 that is a nucleoside resembling guanosine




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