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A water-soluble compound, CO(NH2)2, that is the major nitrogenous end product of protein metabolism and is the chief nitrogenous component of the urine in mammals and certain other animals. Also called carbamide.
[New Latin, from French urée, from urine, urine, from Old French, from Latin ūrīna; see urine.]
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(Biochemistry) a white water-soluble crystalline compound with a saline taste and often an odour of ammonia, produced by protein metabolism and excreted in urine. A synthetic form is used as a fertilizer, animal feed, and in the manufacture of synthetic resins. Formula: CO(NH2)2. Also called: carbamide
[C19: from New Latin, from French urée, from Greek ouron urine]
uˈreal, uˈreic adj
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u•re•a(yʊˈri ə, ˈyʊər i ə)
1. a compound, CO(NH2)2, occurring in urine and other body fluids as a product of protein metabolism.
2. a water-soluble powder form of this compound, used as a fertilizer, animal feed, in the synthesis of plastics, resins, and barbiturates, and in medicine as a diuretic.
[1800–10; < New Latin < French urée; ultimately < Greek oûron urine or oureîn to urinate; see uro-1]
u•re′al, u•re′ic, adj.
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The chief nitrogen-containing waste product excreted in the urine of mammals and some fish. It is produced by the breakdown of amino acids in the liver and is also made artificially for use in fertilizers and medicine.
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The chief nitrogenous waste product excreted in urine.
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|Noun||1.||urea - the chief solid component of mammalian urine; synthesized from ammonia and carbon dioxide and used as fertilizer and in animal feed and in plastics|
organic compound - any compound of carbon and another element or a radical
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urea[ˈjʊərɪə] N → urea f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
n → Harnstoff m, → Urea f (spec)
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urea[ˈjʊərɪə] n → urea
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
n. urea, producto del metabolismo de las proteínas, forma en la cual el nitrógeno se excreta por la orina;
hereditary ___ cycle abnormality → ciclo ureico hereditario anormal.
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