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oxalate

[ ok-suh-leyt ]

noun

, Chemistry.
  1. 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.


oxalate

/ ˈɒksəˌleɪt /

noun

  1. a salt or ester of oxalic acid


oxalate

/ ŏksə-lāt′ /

  1. A salt or ester of oxalic acid.


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Other Words From

  • super·oxa·late noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of oxalate1

First recorded in 1785–85; oxal(ic) + -ate 2
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Example Sentences

Crystals of urea nitrate or oxalate (Fig. 19) will soon appear and can be recognized with the microscope.

Crystals of calcium oxalate are insoluble in acetic acid or caustic soda.

The long axis of the hip-roof crystal is often so shortened that it resembles the envelop crystal of calcium oxalate.

Characteristic octahedral crystals of calcium oxalate (Fig. 47) appear after ingestion of certain vegetables.

Oxalic ether, Oxalate of oxide of ethyl; ther oxalicus, L. Prep.

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