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[ar-uh-see] /ˈær əˈsi/
noun, Pharmacology
Origin of ara-C
perhaps as abbreviation of the alternate name aracytidine, apparently a coinage based on the chemical name beta-cytosine arabinoside; see cytosine, arabinoside


[sahy-tar-uh-been] /saɪˈtær əˌbin/
noun, Pharmacology
a toxic synthetic nucleoside, C 9 H 13 N 3 O 5 , used as an immunosuppressive and cytotoxic agent in the treatment of certain leukemias.
Also, cytosine arabinoside, ara-C.
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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ara-C in Medicine

cytarabine cyt·ar·a·bine (sī-tār'ə-bēn')
See cytosine arabinoside.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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