\ ˈyu̇r-ik How to pronounce uric (audio) \

Definition of uric

: of, relating to, or found in urine

Examples of uric in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One nutritionist wasn't surprised by the new findings, pointing out that the DASH diet is low in compounds called purines, which break down to form uric acid. Healthday, chicagotribune.com, 12 May 2017 A study published in 2014 in Environmental Science & Technology, for example, found that when uric acid in human urine mixes with chlorine, a toxic compound called cyanogen chloride (CNCI) and trichloramine (NCl3) is formed, TIME reported. Melinda Carstensen, Fox News, 2 Mar. 2017 But researchers didn’t know exactly what became of the uric acid after it was stored, or precisely what Blattabacterium did. Brandon Keim, WIRED, 27 Oct. 2009 Moisturize your feet at least twice a day (look for products that contain lactic acid or uric acid to keep callouses at bay), and pop on a pair of cotton socks. Amy Capetta, Woman's Day, 12 June 2017 Gout, a joint disease that causes extreme pain and swelling, is caused by excess uric acid in the blood. Healthday, chicagotribune.com, 12 May 2017

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First Known Use of uric

1797, in the meaning defined above

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“Uric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uric. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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\ ˈyu̇r-ik How to pronounce uric (audio) \

Medical Definition of uric

: of, relating to, or found in urine


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