Origin of ester
Examples from the Web for 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.
For her part, Esters says she hasn't heard from Oprah since the blowup started.
Glycerol possesses all the characteristic properties of an alcohol, forming alcoholates with alkalies, esters with acids, etc.The Chemistry of Plant Life|Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
The agencies operative in the production of volatile acids and syntheses of esters are as yet undefined.The Book of Cheese|Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk
This fact explains the so-called “catalytic” action of acids and bases in decomposing such compounds as the esters.
Esters of the mineral acids are also known and may be prepared by the ordinary methods as given above.
Wood gum, from beech wood, gave a tetranitrate (C10 formula) insoluble in all the usual solvents for this group of esters.Researches on Cellulose|C. F. Cross
British Dictionary definitions for esters
Word Origin for ester
Word Origin and History for esters
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).