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[pal-mi-teyt, pahl-, pah-mi-]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. a salt or ester of palmitic acid.
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Origin of palmitate

First recorded in 1870–75; palmit(ic acid) + -ate2
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British Dictionary definitions for palmitate


  1. any salt or ester of palmitic acid
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palmitate in Science


[pălmĭ-tāt′, päl-, pämĭ-]
  1. A salt or ester of palmitic acid, containing the group C16H31O2.
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