carboxylate[kär bäks′ə lāt′]
a salt or ester of a carboxylic acid
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carboxylate - Science Definition
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
A salt or ester of an organic acid, containing the radical COO. Soaps, which are usually the sodium or potassium salts of fatty acids, are carboxylates.
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