[pal-mi-teyt, pahl-, pah-mi-]

noun Chemistry.

a salt or ester of palmitic acid.

Origin of palmitate

First recorded in 1870–75; palmit(ic acid) + -ate2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for palmitate



any salt or ester of palmitic acid
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palmitate in Science


[pălmĭ-tāt′, päl-, pämĭ-]

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