Definition of Urethane

1. Noun. An ester of carbamic acid.

Generic synonyms: Ester



Definition of Urethane

1. n. A white crystalline substance, NH2.CO.OC2H5, produced by the action of ammonia on ethyl carbonate. It is used somewhat in medicine as a hypnotic. By extension, any one of the series of related substances of which urethane proper is the type.

2. n. A white crystalline substance, NH2.COOC2H5, produced by the action of ammonia on ethyl carbonate or by heating urea nitrate and ethyl alcohol. It is used as a hypnotic, antipyretic, and antispasmodic. Hence, any ester of carbamic acid.

3. n. A white crystalline substance, NH2.CO.OC2H5, produced by the action of ammonia on ethyl carbonate. It is used somewhat in medicine as a hypnotic. By extension, any one of the series of related substances of which urethane proper is the type.

4. n. A white crystalline substance, NH2.COOC2H5, produced by the action of ammonia on ethyl carbonate or by heating urea nitrate and ethyl alcohol. It is used as a hypnotic, antipyretic, and antispasmodic. Hence, any ester of carbamic acid.

Definition of Urethane

1. Noun. (organic compound uncountable) A white crystalline organic compound, ethyl-carbamate, NH2COOC2H5, used in the synthesis of other organic compounds. ¹

2. Noun. (organic chemistry countable) Any compound of having this general structure. ¹

3. Noun. (informal) Polyurethane. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Urethane

1. a chemical compound [n -S]

Medical Definition of Urethane

1. A white crystalline substance, NH2.CO.OC2H5, produced by the action of ammonia on ethyl carbonate. It is used somewhat in medicine as a hypnotic. By extension, any one of the series of related substances of which urethane proper is the type. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Urethane

ureterostenosis
ureterostomy
ureterotomy
ureterotrigonoenterostomy
ureterotubal anastomosis
ureteroureteral
ureteroureteral anastomosis
ureteroureterostomy
ureterovesical
ureterovesical obstruction
ureterovesicostomy
ureters
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urethanase
urethane (current term)
urethanes
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urethr-
urethrae
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urethral artery
urethral calculus
urethral caruncle

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