saquinavir

noun
sa·​quin·​a·​vir | \ sə-ˈkwi-nə-ˌvir How to pronounce saquinavir (audio) \

Definition of saquinavir

: a protease inhibitor C38H50N6O5 that is administered in the form of its methylated sulfonic salt especially in combination with other antiretroviral agents to treat HIV infection

First Known Use of saquinavir

1994, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for saquinavir

sa- (perhaps backward spelling of protease) + quinoline + -avir, alteration of -ovir (as in acyclovir)

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“Saquinavir.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/saquinavir. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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saquinavir

noun
sa·​quin·​a·​vir | \ sə-ˈkwin-ə-ˌvir How to pronounce saquinavir (audio) \

Medical Definition of saquinavir

: a protease inhibitor C38H50N6O5 or its mesylate C38H50N6O5·CH4O3S administered orally often in combination with other antiretroviral drugs to treat HIV infection

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