Definitions for urethaneˈyʊər əˌθeɪn

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  1. urethane(noun)

    an ester of carbamic acid

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. urethane(Noun)

    A white crystalline organic compound, ethyl-carbamate, NHCOOCH, used in the synthesis of other organic compounds.

  2. urethane(Noun)

    Any compound of having this general structure.

  3. urethane(Noun)


Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Urethane(noun)

    a white crystalline substance, NH2.CO.OC2H5, produced by the action of ammonia on ethyl carbonate. It is used somewhat in medicine as a hypnotic. By extension, any one of the series of related substances of which urethane proper is the type

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  1. Urethane

    A colorless and odorless, crystalline compound that emits toxic fumes of nitrogen oxides when heated to decomposition. Urethan is mainly used in the production of amino resins, but is also used in the manufacture of pesticides, fumigants, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Exposure to urethan can affect the central nervous system, liver and can cause bone marrow suppression. Urethan is reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen. (NCI05)

U.S. National Library of MedicineRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Urethane

    Antineoplastic agent that is also used as a veterinary anesthetic. It has also been used as an intermediate in organic synthesis. Urethane is suspected to be a carcinogen.


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