[ fawr-meyt ]
/ ˈfɔr meɪt /
a salt or ester of formic acid.
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British Dictionary definitions for formate
/ (ˈfɔːmeɪt) /
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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Medical definitions for formate
[ fôr′māt′ ]
A compound, such as a salt or ester of formic acid, that contains the HCOO- radical.
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Scientific definitions for formate
[ fôr′māt′ ]
A salt or ester of formic acid, containing the group HCOO.
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