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[vahy-dar-uh-bahyn] /vaɪˈdær əˌbaɪn/
noun, Pharmacology.
an antiviral substance, C 10 H 15 N 5 O 4 , produced by the bacterium Streptomyces antibioticus and used in immunosuppressed patients for the treatment of serious infections caused by herpesviruses.
Also called adenosine arabinoside.
Origin of vidarabine
First recorded in 1975-80; vi(ral) + d- + arab(inose) + (aden)ine Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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vidarabine vi·dar·a·bine (vĭ-dār'ə-bēn')
A purine nucleoside obtained from a species of Streptomyces and used in the treatment of herpes simplex infections.

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