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fluorouracil

Pronunciation: flor'o-yu'ra-sil

Definition: A pyrimidine analogue; an antineoplastic effective in the treatment of some carcinomas; the cells of certain neoplasms incorporate uracil into ribonucleic acid more readily than do normal tissue cells.

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