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selenate

[sel-uh-neyt] /ˈsɛl əˌneɪt/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a salt or ester of selenic acid.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; selen(ic acid) + -ate2
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Examples for selenate
  • Dissimilatory selenate reduction potentials in a diversity of sediment types.
  • Removing selenate from contaminated water with barriers containing soybean oil: laboratory evaluation.
  • High-selenium broccoli always resulted in fewer precancerous lesions than selenate.
  • It can use selenate as an electron acceptor without interference by nitrate.
  • It did not reduce selenate and did not use selenite or selenate as terminal e- donors.
  • selenate, but not selenite, was detected in these test plants.
British Dictionary definitions for selenate

selenate

/ˈsɛlɪˌneɪt/
noun
1.
any salt or ester formed by replacing one or both of the hydrogens of selenic acid with metal ions or organic groups
Word Origin
C19: from selenium + -ate1
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