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urea

noun \y-ˈrē-ə\

: a substance that contains nitrogen, is found in the urine of mammals and some fish, and is used in some kinds of fertilizer

Full Definition of UREA

:  a soluble weakly basic nitrogenous compound CO(NH2)2 that is the chief solid component of mammalian urine and an end product of protein decomposition, is synthesized from carbon dioxide and ammonia, and is used especially in synthesis (as of resins and plastics) and in fertilizers and animal rations

Origin of UREA

New Latin, from French urée, from urine
First Known Use: 1806

urea

noun \y-ˈrē-ə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of UREA

:  a soluble weakly basic nitrogenous compound CH4N2O that is the chief solid component of mammalian urine and an end product of protein decomposition and that is administered intravenously as a diuretic drug—called also carbamide

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