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butyrate

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

a salt or ester of butyric acid.

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Origin of butyrate

First recorded in 1870–75; butyr(ic acid) + -ate2
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Example sentences from the Web for butyrate

  • “Multiple studies have found that exercise increases butyrate and other beneficial SCFAs,” says Hughes.

  • 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
  • Pineapple is ethyl butyrate—but the acid part of it (butyric acid) is what gives Limburger cheese its aroma.

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  • Butyrate of ammonia is used for the same purpose by a number of French tanners.

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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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for butyrate

butyrate
[ byōōtə-rāt′ ]

n.

A salt or ester of butyric acid.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Scientific definitions for butyrate

butyrate
[ byōōtə-rāt′ ]

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