noun Chemistry.
an ester or salt of propionic acid.

1860–65; propion(ic acid) + -ate2 Unabridged
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propionate (ˈprəʊpɪəˌneɪt)
any ester or salt of propionic acid

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propionate pro·pi·o·nate (prō'pē-ə-nāt')
A salt or an ester of propionic acid.

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propionate   (prō'pē-ə-nāt')  Pronunciation Key 
A salt or ester of propionic acid, containing the group CH3CH2COO.
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