mercaptopurine

[ mer-kap-toh-pyoor-een ]

nounPharmacology.
  1. a yellow, crystalline, water-insoluble powder, C5H4N4S, used in the treatment of leukemia.

Origin of mercaptopurine

1
First recorded in 1950–55; mercapto + purine

Words Nearby mercaptopurine

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British Dictionary definitions for mercaptopurine

mercaptopurine

/ (məˌkæptəʊˈpjʊəriːn) /


noun
  1. a drug used in the treatment of leukaemia. Formula: C 5 H 4 N 4 S

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