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formate

[ fawr-meyt ]
/ ˈfɔr meɪt /
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noun Chemistry.
a salt or ester of formic acid.
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Origin of formate

First recorded in 1800–10; form(ic) + -ate2
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British Dictionary definitions for formate

formate
/ (ˈfɔːmeɪt) /

noun
any salt or ester of formic acid containing the ion HCOO or the group HCOO–

Word Origin for formate

C19: from form (ic) + -ate 1
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Scientific definitions for formate

formate
[ fôrmāt′ ]

A salt or ester of formic acid, containing the group HCOO.
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