Maleate definition

mālē-āt, mə-lēət
A salt, ester, or anion of maleic acid.
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A salt or ester of maleic acid.
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(organic chemistry) Any salt or ester of maleic acid.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
maleate
Plural:
maleates

Origin of maleate

  • male(ic acid) –ate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition