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[byoo-tuh-reyt] /ˈbyu təˌreɪt/
noun, Chemistry.
a salt or ester of butyric acid.
Origin of butyrate
1870-75; butyr(ic acid) + -ate2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • butyrate of ammonia is used for the same purpose by a number of French tanners.

    Leather K. J. Adcock
  • Hence, butyrate of lime is the final result of the catalytic action in the process we have here recommended.

    The Art of Perfumery G. W. Septimus Piesse
British Dictionary definitions for butyrate


any salt or ester of butyric acid, containing the monovalent group C3H7COO- or ion C3H7COO
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butyrate in Medicine

butyrate bu·ty·rate (byōō'tə-rāt')
A salt or ester of butyric acid.

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butyrate in Science
A salt or ester of butyric acid, containing the radical C3H7CO.
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