[ aw-ran-uh-fin ]
/ ɔˈræn əˌfɪn /

noun Pharmacology.

a gold-containing compound, C20H34AuO9PS, used orally in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.

Origin of auranofin

coinage apparently based on aurum; following syllables unexplained Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for auranofin

[ ô-rănə-fĭn ]


A compound of radiogold colloid used to treat rheumatoid arthritis.
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