Urethane U*reth"ane, n. [F. ur['e]thane. See {Urea}; {Ether}.] 1. (Org. Chem.) A white crystalline substance, {NH2.CO.OC2H5}, produced by the action of ammonia on ethyl carbonate or by heating urea nitrate and ethyl alcohol. It is used as a hypnotic, antipyretic, and antispasmodic. Hence, any ester of carbamic acid. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. same as {polyurethane}. [PJC]

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  • urethane — /ˈjurəθeɪn/ (say yoohruhthayn), /juˈriθeɪn/ (say yooh reethayn) noun 1. any ester of carbamic acid with the type formula, NH2COOR. 2. a colourless, crystalline compound, the ethyl ester of carbamic acid, NH2COOC2H5, used in the synthesis of… …   Australian English dictionary

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