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hydroxyurea

[hahy-drok-see-yoo-ree-uh, -yoo r-ee-uh] /haɪˌdrɒk si yʊˈri ə, -ˈyʊər i ə/
noun, Pharmacology.
1.
a synthetic compound, CH 4 N 2 O 2 , used in cancer therapy.
Origin of hydroxyurea
1945-1950
First recorded in 1945-50; hydroxy- + urea
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