xanthate

[ zan-theyt ]
/ ˈzæn θeɪt /

noun Chemistry.

a salt or ester of xanthic acid.

Origin of xanthate

First recorded in 1825–35; xanth(ic acid) + -ate2
Related formsxan·tha·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for xanthate

xanthate

/ (ˈzænθeɪt) /

noun

any salt or ester of xanthic acid
Derived Formsxanthation, noun
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