allopurinol

noun
al·​lo·​pu·​ri·​nol | \ ˌa-lō-ˈpyu̇r-ə-ˌnȯl How to pronounce allopurinol (audio) , -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

allo- + purine + -ol entry 1

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“Allopurinol.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/allopurinol. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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allopurinol

noun
al·​lo·​pu·​ri·​nol | \ ˌal-ō-ˈpyu̇r-ə-ˌnȯl How to pronounce allopurinol (audio) , -ˌnōl How to pronounce allopurinol (audio) \

Medical Definition of allopurinol

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

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