an antimetabolite used to treat certain cancers
Hypernyms: ↑antimetabolite

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\\"ˌ\ noun
Etymology: fluor- + uracil
: a fluorine-containing pyrimidine base C4H3FN2O2 used to treat some kinds of cancer; 5-fluorouracil

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/floor'euh yoor"euh sil, flawr'-, flohr'-/, n. Pharm.
a pyrimidine analog, C4H3FN2O2, used in the treatment of certain cancers.

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fluorouracil /-ō-ūrˈə-sil/ noun
An antimetabolite used in the treatment of cancer
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