[ahr-suh-neyt, -nit]


a salt or ester of arsenic acid.

Origin of arsenate

First recorded in 1790–1800; arsen- + -ate2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for arsenate



a salt or ester of arsenic acid, esp a salt containing the ion A 5 O 4 3–
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arsenate in Medicine


[ärsə-nĭt, -nāt′]


A salt of arsenic acid.
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arsenate in Science


[ärsə-nĭt, ärsə-nāt′]

A salt containing the radical AsO4.
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