urethane

noun ure·thane \ ˈyu̇r-ə-ˌthān \
variants: or less commonly urethan play \ˈyu̇r-ə-ˌthan\

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

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Origin and Etymology of urethane

French uréthane, from ur- 1ur- + éth- eth- + -ane


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urethane

noun ure·thane \ ˈyu̇r-ə-ˌthān \
variants: or urethan play \-ˌthan\

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

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