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Meaning of urethane

u•re•thane

Pronunciation: (yoor'u-thān"), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. any derivative of carbamic acid having the formula CHNOR.
  2. Also calleda white, crystalline, water-soluble powder, CHNO: used chiefly as a solvent, in organic synthesis, as a fungicide and pesticide, and formerly in cancer treatment.
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