Meaning of thioguanine in English:

thioguanine

Pronunciation /ˌθʌɪə(ʊ)ˈɡwɑːniːn/

noun

  • A thio analogue of guanine with cytotoxic properties, given orally in the treatment of leukaemia.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in Journal of Biological Chemistry.