[yoo r-ik]


of, pertaining to, contained in, or derived from urine.

Origin of uric

First recorded in 1790–1800; ur-1 + -ic


a combining form of uric acid: uricolysis.
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Examples from the Web for uric

Historical Examples of uric

  • Eradicate the uric acid from the system, and then the rheumatism will disappear.

    Dollars and Sense

    Col. Wm. C. Hunter

  • They contain alkalies which help to lessen the accumulation of uric acid.

    No Animal Food

    Rupert H. Wheldon

  • Get out of this before Uric Dugan and his gang make us a call.

  • That fire shall provide no beacon for Uric Dugan and the Danites!

  • It does not seem possible that she is his daughter—the daughter of Uric Dugan.

British Dictionary definitions for uric



of, concerning, or derived from urine

Word Origin for uric

C18: from uro- 1 + -ic
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Word Origin and History for uric

1797, from French urique, from urine (see urine). Uric acid attested from 1800.

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uric in Medicine




Relating to, contained in, or obtained from urine.
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