ureotelic


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ureotelic

[yə¦rē·ə¦tel·ik]
(biology)
Referring to animals that produce urea as their main nitrogenous excretion.
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catesbeiana is an ureotelic rather than uricotelic amphibian.
In spite of their ureotelic pattern, amphibians would retain urea to regulate their osmotic pressure.
1; L-arginine amidinohydrolase) catalyzes hydrolysis of arginine to urea and ornithine in the liver of ureotelic animals.