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noun Chemistry.
  1. a salt of tannic acid.
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Origin of tannate

First recorded in 1795–1805; tann(in) + -ate2
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Historical Examples of tannate

  • Tannic acid, not as free acid, is combined with caffein as a tannate.

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  • (d) Soluble iron salts are added to give an appearance of strength by the formation of tannate of iron.

  • Another method of mordanting cotton is to fix the metallic salt on the fibre as a tannate instead of an oleate.

  • The tannate is decomposed in the usual way with litharge and extracted by alcohol.

  • This turbidity, if I remember the cyclopædia aright, is tannate of fibrin, or leather.

British Dictionary definitions for tannate


  1. any salt or ester of tannic acid
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tannate in Medicine


  1. A salt or ester of tannic acid.
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