ritonavir

noun
ri·​to·​na·​vir | \ ˌrī-ˈtō-nə-ˌvir, -ˈtä-, ri-\

Definition of ritonavir

: an antiviral protease inhibitor C37H48N6O5S2 administered orally to treat HIV infection and AIDS

First Known Use of ritonavir

1995, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ritonavir

rito- (perhaps by shortening & alteration from protease) + -navir (as in saquinavir)

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ritonavir

noun
ri·​to·​na·​vir | \ ˌrī-ˈtō-nə-ˌvir, -ˈtän-ə-, ri- \

Medical Definition of ritonavir

: an antiviral protease inhibitor C37H48N6O5S2 administered orally to treat HIV infection and AIDS — see norvir

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