bar·bi·tu·ric acid (bär'bĭ-to͝orʹĭk, -tyo͝orʹ-) n.
An organic acid, C4H4O3N2, used in the manufacture of barbiturates and some plastics.
  [Partial translation of German Barbitursäure: barb-(perhaps from the name Barbara) + -itur(ultimately from Ur(in), urine, from Latin ūrīna. See urine) + Säure, acid.]

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Universalium. 2010.

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