Definition of non-nucleoside in English:

non-nucleoside

adjective

Biochemistry Pharmacology
  • That is not a nucleoside; specifically designating drugs that inhibit retroviral reverse transcriptase but are not nucleoside analogues, used in the treatment of HIV infection.

noun

Biochemistry Pharmacology
  • A non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor.

Origin

1980s; earliest use found in Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry. From non- + nucleoside.

Pronunciation

non-nucleoside

/nɒnˈnjuːklɪə(ʊ)ˌsʌɪd/