uricotelic
adjective Etymology: uric + -o- + tel- + -ic; from the fact that uric acid is the end product Date: 1924 excreting nitrogen mostly in the form of uric acid <
birds are typical uricotelic animals
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uricotelism noun

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  • uricotelic — uri·co·tel·ic …   English syllables

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  • uricotelism — noun see uricotelic …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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