urethane: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (yoor'u-thān"), [key]
— n. Chem.
- any derivative of carbamic acid having the formula CHNOR.
- Also calleda white, crystalline, water-soluble powder, CHNO: used chiefly as a solvent, in organic synthesis, as a fungicide and pesticide, and formerly in cancer treatment.
- urethane (Thesaurus)