-uret


a suffix used in chemical terminology, identical in sense with -ide, which has now generally replaced it: carburet (now carbide); phosphuret (now phosphide).

Nearby words

  1. -type,
  2. -ule,
  3. -ulent,
  4. -ulous,
  5. -ure,
  6. -uretic,
  7. -urgy,
  8. -uria,
  9. -uronic,
  10. -valent

Origin of -uret

From the New Latin word -urētum, -ōrētum, of uncertain origin

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British Dictionary definitions for -uret

-uret

suffix

formerly used to form the names of binary chemical compounds

Word Origin for -uret

from New Latin -uretum

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