carboxylate

[kahr-bok-suh-leyt]
noun
  1. a salt or ester of a carboxylic acid.

Origin of carboxylate

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

carboxylate

noun
  1. 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 COOR², where R 1 and R² are organic groups
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carboxylate in Science

carboxylate

[kär-bŏksə-lāt′]
  1. 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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