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[a(mino)- + meth- + pter(oyl), one of its constituents + -in.]
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Noun1.amethopterin - toxic antimetabolite that limits cellular reproduction by acting as an antagonist to folic acid; used to treat certain cancers and psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis
antimetabolite - an antineoplastic drug that inhibits the utilization of a metabolite
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