enolate

[ een-l-eyt ]
/ ˈin lˌeɪt /

noun Chemistry.

any metallic derivative of an enol.

Nearby words

  1. enoki,
  2. enol,
  3. enola,
  4. enola gay,
  5. enolase,
  6. enolic,
  7. enolize,
  8. enology,
  9. enophile,
  10. enophthalmos

Origin of enolate

First recorded in 1960–65; enol + -ate2

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