citrate

[si-treyt, sahy-]
noun Chemistry.
a salt or ester of citric acid.

Origin:
1785–95; citr(ic acid) + -ate2

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citrate (ˈsɪtreɪt, -rɪt, ˈsaɪtreɪt)
 
n
any salt or ester of citric acid. Salts of citric acid are used in beverages and pharmaceuticals
 
[C18: from citr(us) + -ate1]

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citrate cit·rate (sĭt'rāt')
n.
A salt or ester of citric acid.

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citrate   (sĭt'rāt')  Pronunciation Key 
A salt or ester of citric acid.
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Citrate is the main substance in the body that is responsible for removing excess calcium.
The fruit purée is first mixed with sodium alginate and sodium citrate to create a thicker and more homogenized base.
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