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flucytosine: Meaning and Definition of

flu•cy•to•sine

Pronunciation: (fl-sī'tu-sēn"), [key]
— n. Pharm.
  1. a synthetic whitish crystalline powder, CHFNO, with antifungal activity, used in the treatment of systemic and eye fungal infections caused by susceptible strains of Candida or Cryptococcus.
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