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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.
Historical Examples

arac, brother of the princess, comes also with an army to her protection.
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 65, No. 402, April, 1849 Various

Therefore we stayed awhile at a big hotel at Horre, and made acquaintance with a very warming drink, arac punch.
Norway Beatrix Jungman

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


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