Definition of fluorouracil in English:

fluorouracil

noun

  • (In full "5-fluorouracil") a fluorine-substituted derivative of uracil which inhibits DNA synthesis and is used as a chemotherapy drug in the treatment of cancer.

Origin

1950s.

Pronunciation

fluorouracil

/ˌflɔːrə(ʊ)ˈjɔːrəsɪl//ˌflʊərə(ʊ)ˈjʊərəsɪl//ˌflɔːrə(ʊ)ˈjʊərəsɪl/