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carboxylate

[kahr-bok-suh-leyt] /kɑrˈbɒk səˌleɪt/
verb (used with object), carboxylated, carboxylating.
1.
to introduce the carboxyl group into (an organic compound).
noun
2.
a salt or ester of a carboxylic acid.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; carboxyl + -ate2
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carboxylate

/kɑːˈbɒksɪˌleɪt/
noun
1.
any salt or ester of a carboxylic acid having a formula of the type M(RCOO)x, where M is a metal and R an organic group, or R1COOR², where R1 and R² are organic groups
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carboxylate
  (kär-bŏk'sə-lāt')   
A salt or ester of an organic acid, containing the radical COO. Soaps, which are usually the sodium or potassium salts of fatty acids, are carboxylates.
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