Meaning of mercaptopurine

mer•cap•to•pu•rine

Pronunciation: (mur-kap"tō-pyoor'ēn), [key]
— n. Pharm.
  1. a yellow, crystalline, water-insoluble powder, CHNS, used in the treatment of leukemia.
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