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azidothymidine \azidothymidine\ n. 1. 1 an antiviral drug, ( C10H13N5O4) used in the treatment of AIDS. It has the generic name of zidovudine.

Note: an analog of thymidine, it inhibits the replication of the viral chromosome.

Syn: AZT, zidovudine[generic], 3'-azido 3'-deoxythymidine, Retrovir[Trademark]


n. Alternate name for zidovudine.