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citrate

[si-treyt, sahy-]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. a salt or ester of citric acid.

Origin of citrate

First recorded in 1785–95; citr(ic acid) + -ate2
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citrate

noun
  1. any salt or ester of citric acid. Salts of citric acid are used in beverages and pharmaceuticals

Word Origin

C18: from citr (us) + -ate 1
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citrate in Medicine

citrate

(sĭtrāt′)
n.
  1. A salt or ester of citric acid.
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citrate in Science

citrate

[sĭtrāt′]
  1. A salt or ester of citric acid.
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