acyclovir[ā sī′klō vir′, -klə-]
a synthetic, white, crystalline powder, CHON, used as a drug to treat infections caused by various types of herpesviruses
Origin of acycloviracycl(ic) + -o- + (anti)vir(al)
A synthetic purine nucleoside analog, C8H10N5O3, derived from guanine and used in the treatment of herpes simplex, herpes zoster, and varicella-zoster virus infections.
Origin of acycloviracyclo(guanosine) (a–1 + cyclo– + guanosine) + (anti)vir(al).