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citrate

[ si-treyt, sahy- ]
/ ˈsɪ treɪt, ˈsaɪ- /
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noun Chemistry.
a salt or ester of citric acid.
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Origin of citrate

First recorded in 1785–95; citr(ic acid) + -ate2
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British Dictionary definitions for citrate

citrate
/ (ˈsɪtreɪt, -rɪt, ˈsaɪtreɪt) /

noun
any salt or ester of citric acid. Salts of citric acid are used in beverages and pharmaceuticals

Word Origin for citrate

C18: from citr (us) + -ate 1
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Medical definitions for citrate

citrate
[ sĭtrāt′ ]

n.
A salt or ester of citric acid.
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Scientific definitions for citrate

citrate
[ sĭtrāt′ ]

A salt or ester of citric acid.
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