ddC

noun, often all capitalized
\ ˌdē-(ˌ)dē-ˈsē How to pronounce ddC (audio) \

Definition of ddC

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a synthetic nucleoside C9H13N3O3 that inhibits replication of retroviruses and is used in the treatment of advanced HIV infection

called also zalcitabine

Definition of DDC (Entry 2 of 2)

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First Known Use of ddC

Noun

1986, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ddC

Noun

di- + deoxy + cytidine

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“DdC.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ddC. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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ddC

noun, often all capitalized
\ ˌdē-(ˌ)dē-ˈsē How to pronounce ddC (audio) \

Medical Definition of ddC

: a synthetic nucleoside analog C9H13N3O3 that inhibits replication of retroviruses and is used in the treatment of advanced HIV infection

called also dideoxycytidine, zalcitabine

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