Definition of urethane
1a : a crystalline compound C3H7NO2 that is the ethyl ester of carbamic acid and is used especially as a solvent and medicinally as an antineoplastic agentb : an ester of carbamic acid other than the ethyl ester
2 : polyurethane
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In the beginning with the urethane wheels and stuff, Kevin was one of the leaders.
Instead of the unfired, fossil-like blend of clay and cement the artist usually employs, these toneless statues are of urethane foam coated with licks of matte industrial paint.
Surfers are some of the most ardent environmentalists, yet their sport is awash in petrochemicals and carcinogens, from neoprene wetsuits and urethane leashes to polyurethane boards and epoxy.
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Origin and Etymology of urethane
French uréthane, from ur- 1ur- + éth- eth- + -ane
First Known Use: 1838See Words from the same year
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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