- a suffix used in chemical terminology, identical in sense with -ide, which has now generally replaced it: carburet (now carbide); phosphuret (now phosphide).
Origin of -uret
From the New Latin word -urētum, -ōrētum, of uncertain origin
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- formerly used to form the names of binary chemical compounds
Word Origin for -uret
from New Latin -uretum
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