from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Relating to, contained in, or obtained from urine.

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  • adj. Pertaining to, contained in, or obtained from urine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to urine; obtained from urine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of, pertaining to, or obtained from urine.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. in or relating to or obtained from urine


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  • "This includes pathogens (bacteria, viruses), but also endogenous 'danger situations,' such as uric acid crystals found in gout, high circulating

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  • Another study from the University of California at Davis found that a single dose of cherries reduced the blood level of uric acid in healthy women.

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