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[ben-zoh-eyt, -it] /ˈbɛn zoʊˌeɪt, -ɪt/
noun, Chemistry.
a salt or ester of benzoic acid.
Origin of benzoate
First recorded in 1800-10; benzo- + -ate2 Unabridged
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/ˈbɛnzəʊˌeɪt; -ɪt/
any salt or ester of benzoic acid, containing the group C6H5COO– or the ion C6H5COO Systematic name benzenecarboxylate
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benzoate in Medicine

benzoate ben·zo·ate (běn'zō-āt')
A salt or ester of benzoic acid.

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benzoate in Science
A salt or ester of benzoic acid, having the general formula C6H5COOR, where R is an element or group that has replaced the hydrogen in the carboxyl group (COOH) of benzoic acid. In salts of benzoic acid, R is a metal, while in esters of benzoic acid, R is another radical, such as methyl.
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