carboxylate[kär bäks′ə lāt′]
carboxylate definition by Webster's New World
a salt or ester of a carboxylic acid
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- carboxylation noun
carboxylate - Science Definition
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.