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fluorouracil

[floo r-uh-yoo r-uh-sil, flawr-, flohr-]
noun Pharmacology.
  1. a pyrimidine analog, C4H3FN2O2, used in the treatment of certain cancers.
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Origin of fluorouracil

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fluorouracil in Medicine

fluorouracil

(flur′ō-yurə-sĭl, flôr′-)
n.
  1. An antineoplastic agent used especially in the treatment of cancers of the skin, breast, and digestive system.
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