biuret

biuret

[bahy-yuh-ret, bahy-yuh-ret]
noun Chemistry.
a white crystalline substance, C 2 H 5 O 2 N 3 ⋅H 2 O, soluble in water and alcohol, used for the identification of urea, from which it is formed on heating.


Origin:
< German Biuret (1847); see bi-1, urea, -uret

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biuret bi·u·ret (bī'yə-rět', bī'yə-rět')
n.
A derivative of urea obtained by heating. Also called carbamylurea.

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