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[ok-suh-leyt] /ˈɒk səˌleɪt/
noun, Chemistry.
any salt or ester of oxalic acid, occurring in plants, especially spinach, rhubarb, and certain other vegetables and nuts, and capable of forming an insoluble salt with calcium and interfering with its absorption by the body.
Origin of oxalate
First recorded in 1785-85; oxal(ic) + -ate2
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superoxalate, noun Unabridged
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a salt or ester of oxalic acid
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oxalate in Medicine

oxalate ox·a·late (ŏk'sə-lāt')
A salt or an ester of oxalic acid.

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oxalate in Science
A salt or ester of oxalic acid.
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