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propionate

[ proh-pee-uh-neyt ]
/ ˈproʊ pi əˌneɪt /

noun Chemistry.

an ester or salt of propionic acid.

Nearby words

prophylaxis, propine, propinquity, propiomazine, propionaldehyde, propionate, propionibacteria, propionibacterium, propionic, propionic acid, propionicacidemia

Origin of propionate

First recorded in 1860–65; propion(ic acid) + -ate2
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British Dictionary definitions for propionate

propionate

/ (ˈprəʊpɪəˌneɪt) /

noun

any ester or salt of propionic acid
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Medicine definitions for propionate

propionate

[ prōpē-ə-nāt′ ]

n.

A salt or ester of propionic acid.
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Science definitions for propionate

propionate

[ prōpē-ə-nāt′ ]

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