: a salt of uric acid
uratic adjective

Examples of urate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The diagnosis is confirmed by identification of monosodium urate crystals in the joint. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 26 Apr. 2021

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Word History


French, from urique uric, from English uric

First Known Use

1800, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of urate was in 1800

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“Urate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/urate. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition


: a salt of uric acid
deposits of urates in the joints
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