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Meaning of urea

u•re•a

Pronunciation: (yoo-rē'u, yoor'ē-u), [key]
— n.
  1. a compound, CO(NH), occurring in urine and other body fluids as a product of protein metabolism.
  2. a water-soluble powder form of this compound, obtained by the reaction of liquid ammonia and liquid carbon dioxide: used as a fertilizer, animal feed, in the synthesis of plastics, resins, and barbiturates, and in medicine as a diuretic and in the diagnosis of kidney function. Also called
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