Definitions for ribavirinˈraɪ bəˌvaɪ rɪn
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ri•ba•vi•rinˈraɪ bəˌvaɪ rɪn(n.)
a synthetic compound, C8H12N4O5, active against several DNA and RNA viruses.
Origin of ribavirin:
1965–70; prob. by shortening and alter. of ribofuranosyl, a component of its chemical name (see ribose , furan , -ose2, -yl ) +vir (us ) + -in1
an inhaled antiviral agent (trade name Virazole) that may be used to treat serious virus infections
An antiviral drug used to treat a number of DNA and RNA viruses.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A nucleoside antimetabolite antiviral agent that blocks nucleic acid synthesis and is used against both RNA and DNA viruses.