uric

[yoo r-ik]
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adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. uri,
  2. uriah,
  3. uriah heep,
  4. urial,
  5. urias,
  6. uric acid,
  7. uric-,
  8. uricacidemia,
  9. uricase,
  10. urico-

Origin of uric

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

uric-

a combining form of uric acid: uricolysis.
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British Dictionary definitions for uric

uric

adjective

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

uric

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

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Medicine definitions for uric

uric

[yurĭk]

adj.

Relating to, contained in, or obtained from urine.

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