citrate

[ si-treyt, sahy- ]
/ ˈsɪ treɪt, ˈsaɪ- /
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noun Chemistry.

a salt or ester of citric acid.

Nearby words

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  2. citlaltepetl,
  3. citlaltépetl,
  4. citole,
  5. citral,
  6. citreous,
  7. citric,
  8. citric acid,
  9. citric acid cycle,
  10. citriculture

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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Medicine definitions for citrate

citrate

[ sĭtrāt′ ]

n.

A salt or ester of citric acid.

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Science definitions for citrate

citrate

[ sĭtrāt′ ]

A salt or ester of citric acid.
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