follow Dictionary.com

How Well Do You Know English Slang?

pectate

[pek-teyt] /ˈpɛk teɪt/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a salt or ester of pectic acid.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; pect(ic acid) + -ate2
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples for pectate
  • Optimization for enzyme retting of flax with pectate lyase.
British Dictionary definitions for pectate

pectate

/ˈpɛkteɪt/
noun
1.
a salt or ester of pectic acid
Word Origin
C19: from pectic acid + -ate1
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for pectate

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for pectate

11
13
Scrabble Words With Friends