acyclovir[ā sī′klō vir′, -klə-]
acyclovir definition by Webster's New World
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a synthetic, white, crystalline powder, CHON, used as a drug to treat infections caused by various types of herpesviruses
Origin: acycl(ic) plush -o- plush (anti)vir(al)
acyclovir definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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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: a-1 + cyclo- + vir(al) or vir(us).
acyclovir - Medical Definition
A synthetic purine nucleoside analog that is derived from guanine and is used in the treatment of herpes simplex, herpes zoster, and varicella zoster viral infections. Also called acycloguanosine.