ureotelic

adjective

: excreting nitrogen mostly in the form of urea

Word History

Etymology

urea + -o- + tel- + -ic; from the fact that urea is the end product

First Known Use

1924, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ureotelic was in 1924

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Cite this Entry

“Ureotelic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ureotelic. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

ureotelic

adjective
: excreting nitrogen mostly in the form of urea
ureotelic mammals
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