oleate

[ oh-lee-eyt ]
/ ˈoʊ liˌeɪt /
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noun

Chemistry. an ester or a salt of oleic acid.
Pharmacology. a preparation, as an ointment, composed of medicated oleic acid.

Nearby words

  1. oleaginous,
  2. olean,
  3. oleander,
  4. olearia,
  5. oleaster,
  6. olecranon,
  7. oled,
  8. olefiant gas,
  9. olefin,
  10. olefin fiber

Origin of oleate

First recorded in 1825–35; ole(ic acid) + -ate2

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British Dictionary definitions for oleate

oleate

/ (ˈəʊlɪˌeɪt) /

noun

any salt or ester of oleic acid, containing the ion C 17 H 33 COO or the group C 17 H 33 COO-: common components of natural fats
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Medicine definitions for oleate

oleate

[ ōlē-āt′ ]

n.

A salt or ester of oleic acid.
A pharmacopeial preparation consisting of a combination or solution of an alkaloid or metallic base in oleic acid.

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