noun Etymology: 2a- + cycl- + virus Date: 1979 a cyclic synthetic nucleoside C8H11N5O3 used especially to treat the symptoms of chicken pox, shingles, and the genital form of herpes simplex

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  • acyclovir — (a si klo vir) A synthetic purine nucleoside derivative with antiviral activity against herpes simplex virus …   Dictionary of microbiology

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  • acyclovir — noun /eɪ saɪ kloʊ vir/ An antiviral drug used in the treatment of genital herpes. Syn: acycloguanosine …   Wiktionary

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  • acyclovir — [eɪ sʌɪklə(ʊ)ˌvɪə] noun Medicine an antiviral drug used chiefly in the treatment of herpes. Origin 1970s: from acycl(ic) + vir(al DNA) …   English new terms dictionary

  • acyclovir — acy·clo·vir …   English syllables

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