uricotelism


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uricotelism

[‚yu̇r·ə′käd·əl‚iz·əm]
(physiology)
An adaptation of terrestrial reptiles and birds which effectively provides for detoxification of ammonia and also for efficient conservation of water due to a relatively low rate of glomerular filtration and active secretion of uric acid by the tubules to form a urine practically saturated with urate.