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acetate an ester of acetic acid; a short form of acetate rayon an artificial fibre made from cellulose acetate.
acetated combined with acetic acid.
acetyl the radical of acetic acid.
acetylic relating to acetyl, the ester of acetic acid.
alloxan an oxidation product of uric acid, of a pale reddish color, readily soluble in water or alcohol.
anthranilate a salt or ester of anthranilic acid.
antimonate a salt of any antimonic acid.
antimoniate a salt of any antimonic acid.
arsenate a salt of arsenic acid.
arseniate a salt of arsenic acid.
arsenite a salt formed by the union of arsenious acid with a base.
ascorbate a salt of ascorbic acid.
aspartate a salt of aspartic acid.
aurate a salt derived from auric acid.
azide a salt or ester derived from hydrazoic acid.
basify to convert into a salifiable base.
benzoate a salt formed by the union of benzoic acid with any salifiable base.
bichromate a salt of dichromic acid.
bichromated relating to a salt of dichromic acid.
bisulphate a salt containing double the proportion of the acid radical present in a sulphate.
bisulphite a salt or ester of sulphurous acid containing the monovalent group.
bitartrate a salt of tartaric acid in which the base replaces but half the acid hydrogen.
borate a salt formed by the combination of boric acid with a base or positive radical; (verb) to mix with boracic acid.
borosilicate a salt of boric and silicic acids, used in making heat- and chemical-resistant glass.
bromate a salt of bromic acid; (verb) to combine with bromine.
bromid a salt of hydrobromic acid.
bromide a salt of hydrobromic acid; a platitude.
butyrate a salt of butyric acid.
caprate a salt of capric acid.
caproate a salt of caproic acid.
caprylate a salt of caprylic acid.
carbamate a salt or ester of carbamic acid, esp as used as a pesticide.
carbamidine another name for guanidine.
carbamino relating to any of the carbamic acid derivatives formed by reaction of carbon dioxide with an amino acid or a protein.
carbaryl a salt or ester of carbamic acid, esp as used as a pesticide.
carbolated containing carbolic acid.
carbonate a salt of carbonic acid; (verb) to combine or impregnate with carbon dioxide.
carbylamine another name for isocyanide.
chinone a golden-yellow crystalline compound usually prepared by oxidizing aniline.
cholate a salt of cholic acid; as, sodium cholate.
citrate a salt or ester of citric acid.
citrated combined with a citrate, a salt or ester of citric acid.
columbate a salt of columbic acid; a niobate.
cyanate a salt of cyanic acid.
cytosine one of the nitrogen-containing bases forming nucleotides in deoxyribonucleic acid.
diacid having two replaceable hydrogen atoms; (noun) a diacid compound.
diacidic of or like a diacid, divalent.
dichromat a salt of chromic acid containing two equivalents of the acid radical to one of the base.
dichromate a salt of chromic acid containing two equivalents of the acid radical to one of the base.
diglyceride an ester formed from glycerol.
dithionate a salt of dithionic acid.
dithionite any salt of dithionous acid.
erythorbate a salt of erythorbic acid that is used in foods as an antioxidant.
ester a compound formed by the condensation of an alcohol and an acid, with elimination of water.
esterify to make into an ester.
ethanoate an ester of acetic acid, aka acetate.
ethoxide any of a class of saltlike compounds.
ferrate a salt of ferric acid.
ferricyanide a salt of hydroferricyanic acid.
folate a salt of folic acid.
formiate a salt of formic acid.
fumarate a salt of fumaric acid.
gallamine an ammonium salt used to promote muscle relaxation.
gallate a salt of gallic acid.
gluconate a salt or ester of gluconic acid.
glutamate a salt of glutamic acid.
glyceride an ester of glycerol.
glyceridic like a glyceride, an ester of glycerol.
haemin the red, crystalline salt of haematin with hydrochloric acid.
hemin the red, crystalline salt of haematin with hydrochloric acid.
humate a salt of humic acid.
hydnocarpate any salt or ester of hydnocarpic acid.
hydroxybutyrate as in gamma hydroxybutyrate, a substance that occurs naturally in the brain, used medically as a sedative but also as a recreational drug and alleged aphrodisiac.
hypochlorite a salt of hypochlorous acid.
hyponitrite a salt or ester of hyponitrous acid.
hypophosphate any salt or ester of hypophosphoric acid.
hypophosphite a salt of hypophosphorous acid.
hyposulphite a salt of hyposulphurous acid.
iodate a salt of iodic acid; (verb) to iodize.
iodid a salt of hydriodic acid.
iodide a salt of hydriodic acid.
ioduret (Obs.) an iodide.
isocyanide a salt or ester of isocyanic* acid.
linoleate a salt of linoleic acid.
lithate (Obs.) a urate, a salt of uric acid.
malate a salt of malic acid.
maleate a salt of malic acid.
malonate a salt of malonic acid.
manganate a salt of manganic acid.
margarin a glyceryl ester of margaric acid.
meconate a salt of meconic acid.
metasilicate a salt of metasilicic acid.
methacrylate a salt or ester of methacrylic acid.
methoxide a saltlike compound of methanol.
molybdate a salt of molybdic acid.
monoester an ester, as of a dibasic acid, that contains only one ester group.
monophosphate an ester of phosphoric acid.
mucate a salt of mucic acid.
niobate a salt of niobic acid.
nitrite a salt of nitrous acid.
nonmetal a nonmetallic element or substance.
oleate a salt of oleic acid.
olein a glycerine ester of oleic acid.
oleine a glycerine ester of oleic acid.
orthoborate a salt of orthoboric acid.
orthophosphate a salt or ester of orthophosphoric acid.
orthosilicate a salt of orthosilicic acid.
osmate a salt of osmic acid.
osmiate a salt of osmic acid.
oxalacetate a salt or ester of oxaloacetic acid.
oxalate a salt of oxalic acid; (verb) to treat with an oxalate.
oxaloacetate a salt or ester of oxaloacetic acid.
oxysalt a salt of an oxyacid, as a sulphate.
palmitate a salt of palmitic acid.
pantothenate a salt or ester of pantothenic acid.
pectate a salt of pectic acid.
perborate a salt that is a compound of a borate with perchloric acid.
perchlorate a salt or ester of perchloric acid.
periodate a salt of periodic acid.
periodid an iodid, a salt of hydriodic acid.
periodide an iodid, a salt of hydriodic acid.
permanganate a salt of permanganic acid.
persalt a term formerly given to the salts supposed to be formed respectively by neutralizing acids with certain peroxides.
phenate a compound of phenol analogous to a salt.
phenetole the ethyl ether of phenol, obtained as an aromatic liquid.
phenolate a compound of phenol analogous to a salt; (verb) to subject to the action of a phenolate.
phenoxide a salt of a phenol, esp in its capacity as a weak acid.
phenylmethyl an ester of benzene, aka benzyl.
phosphite a salt of phosphorous acid.
phthalate a salt of phthalic acid.
picrate a chemical salt.
picrated made into a picrate, a chemical salt.
platinocyanide a fluorescent complex salt formed by the union of a compound of platinum and cyanide with another cyanide.
plumbate a salt of plumbic acid.
plumbite a salt of the weak acid lead hydroxide.
polycarboxylate a salt or ester of a polycarboxylic acid, used in certain detergents.
propionate a salt of propionic acid.
prussiate a salt of prussic acid; a cyanide.
pyrogallate any salt or ester of pyrogallol.
pyrophosphate a salt or ester of pyrophosphoric acid.
pyrosulphate a salt of sulphur.
pyrotartrate a salt of tartaric acid.
pyruvate a salt or ester of pyruvic acid.
quinonoid like a quinone.
racemate a salt of racemic acid.
resinate a salt of any of the acids occurring in natural resins; (verb) to impregnate with resin.
rhodanate in dyeing, a thiocyanate.
rosinate a salt of any of the acids occurring in natural resins.
saccharate a salt of saccharic acid.
saccharated converted to a salt of saccharic acid.
salicylate a salt of salicylic acid; (verb) to treat with salicylic acid.
salifiable capable of neutralizing an acid to form a salt.
saline salt, salty; (noun) a salt; an effervescent laxative powder.
salinise to render saline.
sebate a salt of sebacic acid.
selenate a salt of selenic acid.
selenite a salt of selenious acid.
selenitic pertaining to selenite.
sorbate a salt of sorbic acid.
stannate a salt of stannic acid.
stearate a salt of stearic acid.
suberate a salt of suberic acid.
succinate a salt of succinic acid.
sulfate a salt of sulphuric acid; (verb) to treat with sulphuric acid.
sulfite a salt of sulphurous acid.
sulfonate a salt of sulphonic acid; (verb) to convert into sulphonic acid.
sulfonation the act of sulfonating.
sulphate a salt of sulphuric acid; (verb) to convert into a salt of sulphuric acid.
sulphite a salt of sulphurous acid.
sulphonate a salt of sulphonic acid; (verb) to convert into sulphonic acid.
supersalt an acid salt.
tannate a salt of tannic acid.
tantalate a salt of tantalic acid.
tartrate a salt of tartaric acid.
tartrated being in the form of a tartrate, a salt of tartaric acid.
tellurate a salt of telluric acid.
tellurite a salt of tellurous acid.
terephthalate a salt or ester of terephthalic acid.
tetracaine a crystalline basic ester.
thiocyanate a salt of thiocyanic acid.
thiosulfate any salt of thiosulphuric acid.
thiosulphate any salt of thiosulphuric acid.
titanate a salt of titanic acid.
toluate a salt of any one of the toluic acids.
tribasic capable of neutralizing three molecules of a monacid base, or their equivalent.
triphosphate a salt or acid that contains three phosphate groups.
trithionate a salt of trithionic acid.
trona (Swedish) a native hydrated double salt of sodium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate, aka urao, occurring esp as an evaporite.
tropaeolin any of a group of dyes of complex structure.
tungstate a salt of tungstic acid.
uranin an alkaline salt of fluorescein, obtained as a brownish red substance, used as a dye.
urao (Spanish) a native hydrated double salt of sodium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate, aka trona, occurring esp as an evaporite.
urate a salt of uric acid, found in eg bird droppings.
uratic of or containing urates; as, uratic calculi.
valerate a salt of valeric acid.
valproate a salt of valproic acid.
vanadate a salt of vanadic acid.
vanadiate a salt of vanadic acid.
vitriolate to convert into, or change to, a vitriol.
xanthate a salt of xanthic acid.
xanthation the formation of a xanthate, a salt of xanthic acid.
xanthin a white substance, structurally related to uric acid, found in muscle tissue, the liver and other organs.
zincate a salt of zinc.