a highly soluble, crystalline solid, CO(NH), found in the urine and other bodily fluids of mammals or produced synthetically: used in making plastics, fertilizer, adhesives, etc.
Origin of ureaModern Latin ; from French urée ; from Classical Greek ouron, urine
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.
Origin of ureaNew Latin, from French urée, from urine, urine, from Old French, from Latin &umacron;r&imacron;na; see urine.
(countable and uncountable, plural ureas)
New Latin, from French urÃ©e, from Ancient Greek Î¿á½–ÏÎ¿Î½ (ouron, “urine").