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xanthate

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noun xan·thate \ˈzan-ˌthāt\

Definition of xanthate

  1. :  a salt or ester of any of various thio acids and especially C3H6OS2



1831

First Known Use of xanthate

1831


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xanthate

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noun xan·thate \ˈzan-ˌthāt\

Medical Definition of xanthate

  1. :  a salt or ester of any of various thio acids and especially C3H6OS2




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