propionate

[ proh-pee-uh-neyt ]

nounChemistry.
  1. an ester or salt of propionic acid.

Origin of propionate

1
First recorded in 1860–65; propion(ic acid) + -ate2

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British Dictionary definitions for propionate

propionate

/ (ˈprəʊpɪəˌneɪt) /


noun
  1. any ester or salt of propionic acid

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Scientific definitions for propionate

propionate

[ prōpē-ə-nāt′ ]


  1. A salt or ester of propionic acid, containing the group CH3CH2COO.

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