malate

[mal-eyt, mey-leyt]

Origin of malate

First recorded in 1785–95; mal(ic acid) + -ate2
Related formssu·per·mal·ate, noun
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malate

noun
  1. any salt or ester of malic acid

Word Origin for malate

C18: from malic acid
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malate in Medicine

malate

[mălāt′, mālāt′]
n.
  1. A salt or ester of malic acid.
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malate in Science

malate

[mălāt′, mālāt′]
  1. A salt or ester of malic acid, containing the group C4H4O5.
  2. See malic acid.
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