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hydroxyurea

[ hahy-drok-see-yoo-ree-uh, -yoor-ee-uh ]
/ haɪˌdrɒk si yʊˈri ə, -ˈyʊər i ə /
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noun Pharmacology.
a synthetic compound, CH4N2O2, used in cancer therapy.
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Origin of hydroxyurea

First recorded in 1945–50; hydroxy- + urea
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