\ 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, "Eat this diet to lower your odds of gout," 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, "There's probably pee in your swimming pool — what's the health risk?," 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, "Cockroach Superpower No. 42: On-Board Nitrogen Recycling," 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, "How to Solve Irritation from Head to Toe," 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, "Eat this diet to lower your odds of gout," 12 May 2017

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First Known Use of uric

1797, in the meaning defined above

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“Uric.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uric. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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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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