fluorouracil

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

Definition of fluorouracil

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

Origin and Etymology of fluorouracil

fluor- + uracil


Medical Dictionary

fluorouracil

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noun flu·o·ro·ura·cil \ ˌflu̇(-ə)r-ō-ˈyu̇r-ə-ˌsil, -ˌsəl \
variants: or 5-fluorouracil play \ˈfīv-\

medical Definition of fluorouracil

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

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