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[yoo r-eyt]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. a salt of uric acid.
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Origin of urate

First recorded in 1790–1800; ur(ic acid) + -ate2
Related formsu·rat·ic [yoo-rat-ik] /yʊˈræt ɪk/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for urate

Historical Examples

  • If the turbidity is owing to the urate it will disappear; if to chyle it will remain.

    Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II

    Arnold Cooley

  • The skin covering them is frequently stretched and glossy, and may exhibit white spots of urate of soda.

  • Guano acts as a source of ammonia, containing much oxalate and urate of ammonia, with some phosphates.

  • The gouty concretions of the joints, popularly known as chalk-stones, consist chiefly of urate of sodium.

  • Heintz states that they are a mixture of urate of sodium with small quantities of the urates of ammonium, lime, and magnesium.


British Dictionary definitions for urate

urate

noun
  1. any salt or ester of uric acid
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Derived Formsuratic (jʊˈrætɪk), adjective
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urate in Medicine

urate

(yurāt′)
n.
  1. A salt of uric acid.
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