urethane etymology

English word urethane comes from French uréthane ((organic compound) urethane.)

Detailed word origin of urethane

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
uréthane French (fra) (organic compound) urethane.
urethane English (eng) (informal) Polyurethane.. (organic chemistry, countable) Any compound of having this general structure.. (organic compound, uncountable) A white crystalline organic compound, ethyl-carbamate, NH2COOC2H5, used in the synthesis of other organic compounds.