[floo r-uh-yoo r-uh-sil, flawr-, flohr-] /ˌflʊər əˈyʊər ə sɪl, ˌflɔr-, ˌfloʊr-/
a pyrimidine analog, C 4 H 3 FN 2 O 2 , used in the treatment of certain cancers.
fluorouracil fluor·o·u·ra·cil (flur’ō-yur’ə-sĭl, flôr’-)
An antineoplastic agent used especially in the treatment of cancers of the skin, breast, and digestive system.
[floo-awr-spahr, -er-] /ˈflu ɔrˌspɑr, -ər-/ noun, Mineralogy. 1. . /ˈflʊəˌspɑː/ noun 1. a white or colourless mineral sometimes fluorescent and often tinted by impurities, found in veins and as deposits from hot gases. It is used in the manufacture of glass, enamel, and jewellery, and is the chief ore of fluorine. Composition: calcium fluoride. Formula: […]
[floo-uh-sil-i-kit, -keyt] /ˌflu əˈsɪl ɪ kɪt, -ˌkeɪt/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a salt of fluosilicic acid.
[floo-oh-si-lis-ik, floo-] /ˈflu oʊ sɪˈlɪs ɪk, ˌflu-/ noun, Chemistry. 1. an unstable acid, H 2 SiF 6 , known only in its colorless, poisonous, fuming aqueous solution or in the form of its salts: used chiefly as a wood preservative, a disinfectant, and as a hardening agent in the manufacture of ceramic ware, cement, and […]
/fluːˈɒksɪˌtiːn/ noun 1. a drug that prolongs the action of serotonin in the brain. It is used as an antidepressant