Biuret

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Biuret (Chem) A white, crystalline, nitrogenous substance, C2O2N3H5, formed by heating urea. It is intermediate between urea and cyanuric acid.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n biuret A compound (C2H5N3O2 + H2O) formed by exposing urea to a high temperature for a long time. It forms crystals readily soluble in water and alcohol.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. bi-, + urea,

Usage

In literature:

Inasmuch as most natural proteins contain several such groups, the biuret reaction is a very general test for proteins.
"The Chemistry of Plant Life" by Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
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