selenate

[sel-uh-neyt]

noun Chemistry.

a salt or ester of selenic acid.

Origin of selenate

First recorded in 1810–20; selen(ic acid) + -ate2
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British Dictionary definitions for selenate

selenate

noun

any salt or ester formed by replacing one or both of the hydrogens of selenic acid with metal ions or organic groups

Word Origin for selenate

C19: from selenium + -ate 1
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