benzoate

[ ben-zoh-eyt, -it ]
/ ˈbɛn zoʊˌeɪt, -ɪt /
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noun Chemistry.

a salt or ester of benzoic acid.

Nearby words

  1. benzi box,
  2. benzidine,
  3. benzimidazole,
  4. benzine,
  5. benzo-,
  6. benzoate of soda,
  7. benzocaine,
  8. benzodiazepine,
  9. benzofuran,
  10. benzoglyoxaline

Origin of benzoate

First recorded in 1800–10; benzo- + -ate2

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British Dictionary definitions for benzoate

benzoate

/ (ˈbɛnzəʊˌeɪt, -ɪt) /

noun

any salt or ester of benzoic acid, containing the group C 6 H 5 COO– or the ion C 6 H 5 COO Systematic name: benzenecarboxylate
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Medicine definitions for benzoate

benzoate

[ bĕnzō-āt′ ]

n.

A salt or ester of benzoic acid.

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Science definitions for benzoate

benzoate

[ bĕnzō-āt′ ]

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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