bromodeoxyuridine

noun

bro·​mo·​de·​oxy·​ur·​i·​dine ˌbrō-mō-ˌdē-ˌäk-sē-ˈyu̇r-ə-ˌdēn, -dən How to pronounce bromodeoxyuridine (audio)
variants or 5-bromodeoxyuridine
: a mutagenic analog C9H11O5NBr of thymidine that induces chromosomal breakage especially in heterochromatic regions and has been used to selectively destroy actively dividing cells
abbreviation BUdR

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“Bromodeoxyuridine.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/bromodeoxyuridine. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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