AZT

noun
\ ˌā-(ˌ)zē-ˈtē How to pronounce AZT (audio) \

Definition of AZT

: an antiviral drug C10H13N5O4 that inhibits replication of some retroviruses (such as HIV) and is used to treat AIDS

called also azidothymidine, zidovudine

First Known Use of AZT

1985, in the meaning defined above

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“AZT.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/AZT. Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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AZT

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English Language Learners Definition of AZT

medical : a drug used to treat AIDS

AZT

noun
\ ˌā-(ˌ)zē-ˈtē How to pronounce AZT (audio) \

Medical Definition of AZT

: an antiviral drug C10H13N5O4 that inhibits replication of some retroviruses (as HIV) and is used to treat AIDS

called also azidothymidine, ZDV, zidovudine

— see retrovir

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