azidothymidine: an antiviral drug, manufactured from genetic materials in fish sperm or produced synthetically, used in the treatment of AIDS.
azidothymidine Also called zidovudine
Azidothymidine; an antiviral drug that inhibits replication of the retrovirus that causes AIDS.
A nucleoside analogue antiviral drug that inhibits the replication of retroviruses such as HIV by interfering with the enzyme reverse transcriptase.
A drug used in the treatment of AIDS. It does not cure the disease but does prolong the life of the patient in some cases.
a member of a Nahuatl-speaking state in central Mexico that was conquered by Cortés in 1521. Also called classical Nahuatl. the variety of Nahuatl that served as the medium of Aztec civilization, aboriginally written in a chiefly pictographic script. Compare Nahuatl (def 2). the Nahuatl language. Contemporary Examples Take Huitzilopochtli, the typically tongue-twisting Aztec name […]
- Aztec lily
Jacobean lily. a bulbous plant, Sprekelia formosissima, of the amaryllis family, native to Mexico, bearing a large, bright-red flower.
- Aztec marigold
African marigold. a bushy composite plant, Tagetes erecta, of Mexico, having pinnate leaves and large yellow or orange flower heads.
- Aztec two-step
Slang. traveler’s diarrhea, especially as experienced by some visitors to Mexico. noun phrase Diarrhea; montezuma’s revenge, turista