Urea Definition

yo͝o-rēə
noun
A highly soluble, crystalline solid, CO(NH2)2, found in the urine and other bodily fluids of mammals or produced synthetically: used in making plastics, fertilizer, adhesives, etc.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
carbamide

Other Word Forms of Urea

Noun

Singular:
urea
Plural:
ureas

Origin of Urea

  • New Latin from French urée from urine urine from Old French from Latin ūrīna urine

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • New Latin, from French urée, from Ancient Greek οὖρον (ouron, “urine").

    From Wiktionary

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