Definition of Urea

1. Noun. The chief solid component of mammalian urine; synthesized from ammonia and carbon dioxide and used as fertilizer and in animal feed and in plastics.

Exact synonyms: Carbamide
Generic synonyms: Organic Compound



Definition of Urea

1. a. A very soluble crystalline body which is the chief constituent of the urine in mammals and some other animals. It is also present in small quantity in blood, serous fluids, lymph, the liver, etc.

2. a. A very soluble crystalline body which is the chief constituent of the urine in mammals and some other animals. It is also present in small quantity in blood, serous fluids, lymph, the liver, etc.

Definition of Urea

1. Noun. (biochemistry) A water-soluble organic compound, CO(NH2)2, formed by the metabolism of proteins and excreted in the urine. ¹

2. Noun. (chemistry) Any ''N''-substituted derivative of urea, with the general formula (R1R2N)CO(NR3R4). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Urea

1. a chemical compound [n -S] : UREAL [adj]

Medical Definition of Urea

1. The final nitrogenous excretion product of many organisms. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Urea

urceolate
urceole
urceoles
urceoli
urceolus
urchin
urchinlike
urchins
urchon
urchons
urde
urdee
urds
urdy
ure
urea (current term)
urea-formaldehyde resin
urea breath test
urea clearance
urea clearance test
urea cycle
urea peroxide
urea stibamine
ureagenesis
ureal
ureameter
ureameters
ureaplasma
ureaplasma infections
ureaplasma urealyticum

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