Definitions for urethaneˈyʊər əˌθeɪn
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
any derivative of carbamic acid having the formula CH2NO2R.
a white, crystalline, water-soluble powder, C3H7NO2, used chiefly as a solvent, in organic synthesis, and as a fungicide and pesticide.
Origin of urethane:
< F uréthane (1833); see urea , ethane
an ester of carbamic acid
A white crystalline organic compound, ethyl-carbamate, NHCOOCH, used in the synthesis of other organic compounds.
Any compound of having this general structure.
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
U.S. National Library of Medicine
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.