methotrexate

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Chemical structure of methotrexate
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Probably from meth(yl) +‎ -o- +‎ tre- (alteration of pteridine) +‎ (carbo)x(yl)ate.

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methotrexate (countable and uncountable, plural methotrexates)

  1. (pharmacology) An antimetabolite and antifolate drug used in treatment of cancer and autoimmune diseases.

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