ureotelic


ureo·tel·ic

adjective \y-ˌrē-ə-ˈte-lik, ˌyr-ē-ō-\

Definition of UREOTELIC

:  excreting nitrogen mostly in the form of urea
ureo·te·lism \-ˈte-ˌli-zəm, ˌyr-ē-ˈä-tə-ˌli-zəm\ noun

Origin of UREOTELIC

urea + -o- + tel- + -ic; from the fact that urea is the end product
First Known Use: 1924

ureo·tel·ic

adjective \y-ˌrē-ə-ˈtel-ik, ˌyr-ē-ō-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of UREOTELIC

: excreting nitrogen mostly in the form of urea <ureotelic mammals>
ureo·te·lism \-ˈtel-ˌiz-əm, ˌyr-ē-ˈät-əl-ˌiz-əm\ noun

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