fluorouracil

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fluor·o·u·ra·cil

 (flo͝or′ō-yo͝or′ə-sĭl, flôr′-)
n.
An antineoplastic agent, C4H3FN2O2, used especially in the treatment of cancers of the skin, breast, and digestive system.

fluorouracil

(ˌflʊərəʊˈjʊərəsɪl)
n
a chemotherapy drug used in the treatment of cancer, which operates by interfering with the abnormal growth of cells

fluor•o•u•ra•cil

(ˌflʊər əˈyʊər ə sɪl, ˌflɔr-, ˌfloʊr-)

n.
a pyrimidine analog, C4H3FN2O2, used in the treatment of certain cancers.
[1955–60]
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Noun1.fluorouracil - an antimetabolite used to treat certain cancers
antimetabolite - an antineoplastic drug that inhibits the utilization of a metabolite
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fluorouracil

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