fluorouracil

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noun fluo·ro·ura·cil \ˌflu̇r-ō-ˈyu̇r-ə-ˌsil, -ˌsəl, ˌflȯr-\

Definition of fluorouracil

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

Origin and Etymology of fluorouracil

fluor- + uracil


First Known Use: circa 1958


Medical Dictionary

fluorouracil

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noun flu·o·ro·ura·cil \ˌflu̇(-ə)r-ō-ˈyu̇r-ə-ˌsil, -ˌsəl\

Medical Definition of fluorouracil

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

Variants of fluorouracil

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5–fluorouracil

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