urethane

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noun ure·thane \ˈyu̇r-ə-ˌthān\
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urethan

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Definition of urethane

  1. 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. 2 :  polyurethane

Origin and Etymology of urethane

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


First Known Use: 1838


Medical Dictionary

urethane

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

urethan

\-ˌthan\play

Medical Definition of urethane

  1. 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. 2:  an ester of carbamic acid other than the ethyl ester


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