Ureotelic - definition of ureotelic by The Free Dictionary
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u·re·o·tel·ic (yo͝o-rē′ə-tĕl′ĭk, yo͝or′ē-ō-)
Excreting urea as the chief component of nitrogenous waste.
u·re′o·tel′ism (yo͝o-rē′ə-tĕl′ĭz′əm, yo͝or′ē-ŏt′l-ĭz′əm) n.
ureotelic (ˌjʊərɪəˈtɛlɪk) or
(Biology) excreting urea as the main component of waste
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The classification of animals as amoniotelic, ureotelic
, and uricotelic is based exclusively on the predominance of nitrogenated metabolic compounds in excreta.
catesbeiana is ureotelic
, although in tadpole stage it reveals ah ammoniotelic pattern of nitrogen excretion (Goldstein 1982, Curtis and Barnes 2001).
Guanidino compounds in serum, urine, liver, kidney, and brain of man and some ureotelic