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Excreting uric acid as the chief component of nitrogenous waste.

u′ri·co·tel′ism (-kō-tĕl′ĭz′əm, -kŏt′l-) n.
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(Biology) a variant of ureotelic
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Although termites are uricotelic, feces of a subterranean termite, Reticulitermes flavipes Kollar, were reported to have only trace amounts of uric acid (Potrikus & Breznak 1980a).
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