urethane


ure·thane

noun \ˈyr-ə-ˌthān\

Definition of URETHANE

1
a :  a crystalline compound C3H7NO2 that is the ethyl ester of carbamic acid and is used especially as a solvent and medicinally as an antineoplastic agent
b :  an ester of carbamic acid other than the ethyl ester

Variants of URETHANE

ure·thane also ure·than \-ˌthan\

Origin of URETHANE

French uréthane, from ur- 1ur- + éth- eth- + -ane
First Known Use: 1838

ure·thane

noun \ˈyr-ə-ˌthān\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of URETHANE

1
: a crystalline compound C3H7NO2 that is the ethyl ester of carbamic acid and is used especially as a solvent and in anesthetizing laboratory animals—called also ethyl carbamate
2
: an ester of carbamic acid other than the ethyl ester

Variants of URETHANE

ure·thane or ure·than \-ˌthan\

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