azathioprine

noun
aza·​thi·​o·​prine | \ ˌa-zə-ˈthī-ə-ˌprēn How to pronounce azathioprine (audio) \

Definition of azathioprine

: a purine antimetabolite C9H7N7O2S used especially as an immunosuppressant

First Known Use of azathioprine

1962, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for azathioprine

aza- + thi- + purine

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“Azathioprine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/azathioprine. Accessed 31 Mar. 2020.

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azathioprine

noun
aza·​thi·​o·​prine | \ ˌaz-ə-ˈthī-ə-ˌprēn How to pronounce azathioprine (audio) \

Medical Definition of azathioprine

: a purine antimetabolite C9H7N7O2S that is used especially as an immunosuppressant — see imuran

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