xylate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

xylic +‎ -ate

Noun[edit]

xylate (plural xylates)

  1. (organic chemistry, dated) Any salt or ester of xylic acid.
    • 1878, George Fownes, Elementary chemistry, theoretical and practical
      The xylic and paraxylic acids are separated by the different solubility of their calcium salts, the xylate being the more soluble of the two.