Origin of ester
Examples from the Web for esters
Contemporary Examples of esters
I was trying to find information about a long-dead character who hailed from Esters' part of the state.
"She did refuse to have me on the show," Esters told me in her distinctly non-whiney way.
On the phone, Esters assured me that Kelley's statements about their meetings are a big, honking fabrication.
Kelley mentioned one other: That Esters has been stomped into submission by an 800-pound Harpo.
I'm sure that great pressure has been brought to bear on Mrs. Esters.
Historical Examples of esters
Further proof for these constitutions was sought in the study of the esters formed when the acids react with alcohols.
These salts, or esters, are known under the general name "nucleoproteins."
The natural fats, vegetable oils, and plant waxes are all esters.
This fact explains the so-called “catalytic” action of acids and bases in decomposing such compounds as the esters.
It consists of esters of glycerine with fatty and other acids, and these are generally termed glycerides.The New Gresham Encyclopedia
Word Origin for ester
compound formed by an acid joined to an alcohol, 1852, coined in German in 1848 by German chemist Leoipold Gmelin (1788-1853), professor at Heidelberg. "[A]pparently a pure invention" [Flood], perhaps a contraction of or abstraction from Essigäther, the German name for ethyl acetate, from Essig "vinegar" + Äther "ether" (see ether).
Essig is from Old High German ezzih, from a metathesis of Latin acetum (see vinegar).