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xylic + -ate
xylate (plural xylates)
- (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.