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benzoate

[ ben-zoh-eyt, -it ]
/ ˈbɛn zoʊˌeɪt, -ɪt /
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noun Chemistry.
a salt or ester of benzoic acid.
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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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Scientific 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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