carbamic acid


noun

a hypothetical chemical compound, NH3CO2, known only in the form of its salts, as ammonium carbamate, or its esters, as urethan.

Nearby words

  1. carb-,
  2. carbachol,
  3. carbamate,
  4. carbamazepine,
  5. carbamic,
  6. carbamide,
  7. carbamidine,
  8. carbamino compound,
  9. carbaminohemoglobin,
  10. carbamoyl

Origin of carbamic acid

First recorded in 1860–65

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British Dictionary definitions for carbamic acid

carbamic acid

/ (kɑːˈbæmɪk) /

noun

a hypothetical compound known only in the form of carbamate salts and esters. Formula: NH 2 COOH
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Medicine definitions for carbamic acid

carbamic acid

[ kär-bămĭk ]

n.

A hypothetical acid that exists only in the form of its esters and salts.

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