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[yoo r-eyt]
noun Chemistry.
  1. a salt of uric acid.
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Origin of urate

First recorded in 1790–1800; ur(ic acid) + -ate2
Related formsu·rat·ic [yoo-rat-ik] /yʊˈræt ɪk/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for urate

Historical Examples

  • If the turbidity is owing to the urate it will disappear; if to chyle it will remain.

    Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II

    Arnold Cooley

  • The skin covering them is frequently stretched and glossy, and may exhibit white spots of urate of soda.

  • Guano acts as a source of ammonia, containing much oxalate and urate of ammonia, with some phosphates.

  • The gouty concretions of the joints, popularly known as chalk-stones, consist chiefly of urate of sodium.

  • Heintz states that they are a mixture of urate of sodium with small quantities of the urates of ammonium, lime, and magnesium.

British Dictionary definitions for urate


  1. any salt or ester of uric acid
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Derived Formsuratic (jʊˈrætɪk), adjective
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urate in Medicine


  1. A salt of uric acid.
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