palmitate

[ pal-mi-teyt, pahl-, pah-mi- ]
/ ˈpæl mɪˌteɪt, ˈpɑl-, ˈpɑ mɪ- /

noun Chemistry.

a salt or ester of palmitic acid.

Nearby words

  1. palmetto state,
  2. palmgren,
  3. palmic,
  4. palmira,
  5. palmistry,
  6. palmitic,
  7. palmitic acid,
  8. palmitin,
  9. palmitoleic acid,
  10. palmoplantar keratoderma

Origin of palmitate

First recorded in 1870–75; palmit(ic acid) + -ate2

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British Dictionary definitions for palmitate

palmitate

/ (ˈpælmɪˌteɪt) /

noun

any salt or ester of palmitic acid
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Science definitions for palmitate

palmitate

[ pălmĭ-tāt′, päl-, pämĭ- ]

A salt or ester of palmitic acid, containing the group C16H31O2.
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