ara-C

[ ar-uh-see ]
/ ˈær əˈsi /

noun Pharmacology.

Origin of ara-C

perhaps as abbreviation of the alternate name aracytidine, apparently a coinage based on the chemical name beta-cytosine arabinoside; see cytosine, arabinoside

Definition for ara-c (2 of 2)

cytarabine
[ sahy-tar-uh-been ]
/ saɪˈtær əˌbin /

noun Pharmacology.

a toxic synthetic nucleoside, C9H13N3O5, used as an immunosuppressive and cytotoxic agent in the treatment of certain leukemias.

Origin of cytarabine

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for ara-c

cytarabine
[ sī-tărə-bēn′ ]

n.

cytosine arabinoside
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.