uricotelic

adjective
uri·​co·​tel·​ic | \ ˌyu̇r-i-kō-ˈte-lik How to pronounce uricotelic (audio) \

Definition of uricotelic

: excreting nitrogen mostly in the form of uric acid birds are typical uricotelic animals

Other Words from uricotelic

uricotelism \ ˌyu̇r-​i-​kō-​ˈte-​ˌli-​zəm How to pronounce uricotelism (audio) , ˌyu̇r-​i-​ˈkä-​tə-​ˌli-​zəm How to pronounce uricotelism (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of uricotelic

1924, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for uricotelic

uric + -o- + tel- + -ic; from the fact that uric acid is the end product

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“Uricotelic.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uricotelic. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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uricotelic

adjective
uri·​co·​tel·​ic | \ ˌyu̇r-i-kō-ˈtel-ik How to pronounce uricotelic (audio) \

Medical Definition of uricotelic

: excreting nitrogen mostly in the form of uric acid birds are typical uricotelic animals

Other Words from uricotelic

uricotelism \ -​ˈtel-​ˌiz-​əm How to pronounce uricotelism (audio) , -​ˈkät-​ᵊl-​ˌiz-​əm How to pronounce uricotelism (audio) \ noun

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