carboxylate

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carboxylate

(kär-bŏk′sə-lāt′)
n.
A salt or ester of an organic acid, derived from the carboxyl group. Soaps, which are usually the sodium or potassium salts of fatty acids, are carboxylates.
adj. (-lāt′, -lĭt)
1. Of or relating to a carboxylate.
2. Of or relating to the anionic conjugate base of a carboxylic acid, specifically the CO22- group

car·box·y·late

(kahr-boksi-lāt)
A salt or ester of the carboxylic acid group.

carboxylate,

n a carboxylic acid salt, ester, or ion.