hydroxyurea

[ hahy-drok-see-yoo-ree-uh, -yoo r-ee-uh ]
/ haɪˌdrɒk si yʊˈri ə, -ˈyʊər i ə /

noun Pharmacology.

a synthetic compound, CH4N2O2, used in cancer therapy.

Origin of hydroxyurea

First recorded in 1945–50; hydroxy- + urea
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