Definition of cytosine arabinoside in English:

cytosine arabinoside

noun

Biochemistry
  • A nucleoside composed of cytosine and arabinose, C ₉ H ₁₃ N ₃ O ₅, which is an inhibitor of DNA synthesis and is used as an antineoplastic drug, especially in the treatment of leukaemias.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in Federation Proceedings.