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dajames Silver badge

Re: No big deal

I believe urea was one of the first organic compounds to be synthesised. Perhaps they should have chosen a name that doesn't advertise the urinary connection.

It's called urea because it was first discovered in urine.

The scientific name is carbonyl diamide, and it's also known as carbamide.

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