urethane

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See also: Urethane and uréthane

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From French uréthane, coined (1833) by Jean Baptiste Dumas.

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urethane (countable and uncountable, plural urethanes)

  1. (organic chemistry, uncountable) A white crystalline organic compound, ethyl-carbamate, NH2COOC2H5, used in the synthesis of other organic compounds.
  2. (organic chemistry, countable) Any compound of having this general structure.
  3. (informal) Polyurethane.

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