noun Chemistry.
a salt or ester of selenic acid.

1810–20; selen(ic acid) + -ate2 Unabridged
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selenate (ˈsɛlɪˌneɪt)
any salt or ester formed by replacing one or both of the hydrogens of selenic acid with metal ions or organic groups
[C19: from selenium + -ate1]

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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
It can use selenate as an electron acceptor without interference by nitrate.
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