butyrate

[ byoo-tuh-reyt ]
/ ˈbyu təˌreɪt /
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noun Chemistry.

a salt or ester of butyric acid.

Nearby words

  1. butylene,
  2. butylene group,
  3. butyraceous,
  4. butyral,
  5. butyraldehyde,
  6. butyric,
  7. butyric acid,
  8. butyrin,
  9. butyroid,
  10. butyrophenone

Origin of butyrate

First recorded in 1870–75; butyr(ic acid) + -ate2

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Examples from the Web for butyrate

  • Hence, butyrate of lime is the final result of the catalytic action in the process we have here recommended.

    The Art of Perfumery|G. W. Septimus Piesse
  • Butyrate of ammonia is used for the same purpose by a number of French tanners.

    Leather|K. J. Adcock


British Dictionary definitions for butyrate

butyrate

/ (ˈbjuːtɪˌreɪt) /

noun

any salt or ester of butyric acid, containing the monovalent group C 3 H 7 COO- or ion C 3 H 7 COO
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Medicine definitions for butyrate

butyrate

[ byōōtə-rāt′ ]

n.

A salt or ester of butyric acid.

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Science definitions for butyrate

butyrate

[ byōōtə-rāt′ ]

A salt or ester of butyric acid, containing the radical C3H7CO.
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