Also u·re·than [yoo r-uh-than] /ˈyʊər əˌθæn/.
Origin of urethane
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Twenty coats of urethane took forty days—a day to coat and a day to dry.Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town
Word Origin for urethane
C19: from uro- 1 + ethyl + -ane
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Word Origin and History for urethane
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- A colorless or white crystalline compound used in organic synthesis. Formerly it was also used to relieve symptoms associated with leukemia. Also called ethyl carbamate. Chemical formula: C3H7NO2.
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