allopurinol

noun
al·lo·pu·ri·nol | \ˌa-lō-ˈpyu̇r-ə-ˌnȯl, -ˌnōl\

Definition of allopurinol 

: a drug C5H4N4O used to promote excretion of uric acid

First Known Use of allopurinol

1964, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for allopurinol

all- + purine + -ol entry 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about allopurinol

Share allopurinol

Statistics for allopurinol

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for allopurinol

The first known use of allopurinol was in 1964

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for allopurinol

allopurinol

noun
al·lo·pu·ri·nol | \ˌal-ō-ˈpyu̇r-ə-ˌnȯl, -ˌnōl \

Medical Definition of allopurinol 

: a drug C3H4N4O used to promote excretion of uric acid especially in the treatment of gout

More from Merriam-Webster on allopurinol

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about allopurinol

Comments on allopurinol

What made you want to look up allopurinol? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!