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malate

[ mal-eyt, mey-leyt ]
/ ˈmæl eɪt, ˈmeɪ leɪt /
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noun Chemistry.
a salt or ester of malic acid.
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Origin of malate

First recorded in 1785–95; mal(ic acid) + -ate2

OTHER WORDS FROM malate

su·per·mal·ate, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for malate

malate
/ (ˈmæleɪt, ˈmeɪ-) /

noun
any salt or ester of malic acid

Word Origin for malate

C18: from malic acid
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Medical definitions for malate

malate
[ mălāt′, mālāt′ ]

n.
A salt or ester of malic acid.
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Scientific definitions for malate

malate
[ mălāt′, mālāt′ ]

A salt or ester of malic acid, containing the group C4H4O5.
See malic acid.
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