uricotelic

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uricotelic

 [u″rĭ-ko-tel´ik]
having uric acid as the chief excretory product of nitrogen metabolism.

u·ri·co·tel·ic

(yūr'i-kō-tel'ik),
Producing uric acid as the chief excretory product of nitrogen metabolism.
[urico- + G. telos, end]

uricotelic

(yo͝or′ĭ-kō-tĕl′ĭk)
adj.
Excreting uric acid as the chief component of nitrogenous waste.

u′ri·co·tel′ism (-kō-tĕl′ĭz′əm, -kŏt′l-) n.

uricotelic

(of animals) excreting uric acid as the end product of the breakdown of amino acids. Such excretion is characteristic of embryonic development in a shell, where waste products must be stored.
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