indinavir

noun
in·​din·​a·​vir | \ (ˌ)in-ˈdi-nə-ˌvir How to pronounce indinavir (audio) \

Definition of indinavir

: a protease inhibitor C36H47N5O4 used in the form of its sulfate in combination with antiretroviral drugs (such as AZT) to treat HIV infection

First Known Use of indinavir

1995, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for indinavir

indina- (perhaps alteration of indanyl monovalent radical of the cyclic hydrocarbon indan) + -vir (as in saquinavir)

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“Indinavir.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/indinavir. Accessed 16 December 2019.

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indinavir

noun
in·​din·​a·​vir | \ (ˌ)in-ˈdin-ə-ˌvir How to pronounce indinavir (audio) \

Medical Definition of indinavir

: an antiviral protease inhibitor that is used in the form of its sulfate C36H47N5O4·H2SO4 in combination therapy with antiretroviral drugs (as AZT and lamivudine) to treat HIV infection — see crixivan

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