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carboxylate

[ kahr-bok-suh-leyt ]
/ k蓱r藞b蓲k s蓹藢le瑟t /
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verb (used with object), car路box路yl路at路ed, car路box路yl路at路ing.
to introduce the carboxyl group into (an organic compound).
noun
a salt or ester of a carboxylic acid.
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Origin of carboxylate

First recorded in 1925鈥30; carboxyl + -ate2
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British Dictionary definitions for carboxylate

carboxylate
/ (k蓱藧藞b蓲ks瑟藢le瑟t) /

noun
any salt or ester of a carboxylic acid having a formula of the type M(RCOO) x, where M is a metal and R an organic group, or R 1 COOR虏, where R 1 and R虏 are organic groups
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Scientific definitions for carboxylate

carboxylate
[ k盲r-b艔ks蓹-l膩t鈥 ]

A salt or ester of an organic acid, containing the radical COO. Soaps, which are usually the sodium or potassium salts of fatty acids, are carboxylates.
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