an antiviral drug used to combat HIV infection
Syn: ↑dideoxycytosine, ↑DDC, ↑zalcitabine
Hypernyms: ↑antiviral, ↑antiviral agent, ↑antiviral drug

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\\ˌdē(ˌ)dēˈsē\ noun (-s)
Usage: often all capitalized
Etymology: dideoxycytidine (herein)
: a synthetic nucleoside analogue C9H13N3O3 that inhibits replication of retroviruses and is used in the treatment of advanced HIV infection — called also dideoxycytidine zalcitabine

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(also ddC) abbr. dideoxycytidine

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