poly I:Cpol·y I:C
a synthetic RNA that promotes the production of interferon in the body
Origin of poly I:Cpolyi(nosinic-poly)c(ytidylic acid)
A synthetic polymer of inosine that resembles the RNA of infectious viruses and is used to stimulate the production of interferon by the immune system.
Origin of poly I:Cpoly– + i(nosinic acid) + c(ytidylic acid) (cytid(ine) + –yl + –ic).