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oxalate

[ ok-suh-leyt ]
/ ˈɒk səˌleɪt /
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noun Chemistry.
any salt or ester of oxalic acid, occurring in plants, especially spinach, rhubarb, and certain other vegetables and nuts, and capable of forming an insoluble salt with calcium and interfering with its absorption by the body.
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Origin of oxalate

First recorded in 1785–85; oxal(ic) + -ate2

OTHER WORDS FROM oxalate

su·per·ox·a·late, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for oxalate

oxalate
/ (ˈɒksəˌleɪt) /

noun
a salt or ester of oxalic acid
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Scientific definitions for oxalate

oxalate
[ ŏksə-lāt′ ]

A salt or ester of oxalic acid.
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