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noun 
  1. The twenty-first letter of the Appendix:Roman script, English alphabet.
adjective 
  1. (context, mostly, British) Characteristic of the upper classes, particularly in use of language.
abbreviation 
  1. (British film certificate) Universal - suitable for all ages
  2. Under
  3. University
  4. Up, Upper
     
uracil Tweet Definition of uracil Like Definition of uracil on Facebook
noun 
  1. one of the bases of RNA which pairs with adenine and is symbolised by U.
     
urea Tweet Definition of urea Like Definition of urea on Facebook
noun 
  1. (biochemistry) A water-soluble organic compound, CO(NH2)2, formed by the metabolism of proteins and excreted in the urine.
     
urease Tweet Definition of urease Like Definition of urease on Facebook
noun 
  1. (chemistry) the enzyme, found in soil bacteria and some plants, that catalyzes the hydrolysis of urea into ammonia and carbon dioxide
     
uric acid Tweet Definition of uric acid Like Definition of uric acid on Facebook
noun 
  1. (chemistry) a bicyclic heterocyclic phenolic compound, formed in the body by the metabolism of protein and excreted in the urine (or in avian faeces)
     
uridine Tweet Definition of uridine Like Definition of uridine on Facebook
noun 
  1. (chemistry) a nucleoside formed from uracil and ribose
     
urochrome Tweet Definition of urochrome Like Definition of urochrome on Facebook
noun Urochrome
  1. A pigment that causes the yellow color in urine. It is a breakdown product of the blood's haemoglobin and is removed by the kidneys.
     
uronic acid Tweet Definition of uronic acid Like Definition of uronic acid on Facebook
noun 
  1. (chemistry) any carboxylic acid formed by oxidation of the terminal -CH2OH of an aldose
     

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