fluorouracil


fluo·ro·ura·cil

noun \ˌflr-ō-ˈyr-ə-ˌsil, -ˌsəl, ˌflr-\

Definition of FLUOROURACIL

:  a fluorine-containing pyrimidine base C4H3FN2O2 used as a neoplastic agent to treat some kinds of cancer

Origin of FLUOROURACIL

fluor- + uracil
First Known Use: circa 1958

flu·o·ro·ura·cil

noun \ˌfl(-ə)r-ō-ˈyr-ə-ˌsil, -ˌsəl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FLUOROURACIL

: a fluorine-containing pyrimidine base C4H3FN2O2 used to treat some kinds of cancer

Variants of FLUOROURACIL

flu·o·ro·ura·cil or {5}–flu·o·ro·ura·cil \ˈfīv-\

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