benzoate

noun
ben·​zo·​ate | \ˈben-zə-ˌwāt, -zō-ˌāt\

Definition of benzoate 

: a salt or ester of benzoic acid

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Early intervention The City of Milwaukee has been injecting ash trees on streets every other year since 2009 with an insecticide, emamectin benzoate, at a cost of $1 million a year. Lee Bergquist, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Emerald ash borer continues to decimate trees 10 years after it was discovered in Wisconsin," 25 June 2018 Feeding fish a pesticide with the active ingredient of emamectin benzoate became the tool of choice to control lice, Carr said. Washington Post, "Any lice with that salmon? Parasite plagues global industry," 18 Sep. 2017 Feeding fish a pesticide with the active ingredient of emamectin benzoate became the tool of choice to control lice, Carr said. Washington Post, "Any lice with that salmon? Parasite plagues global industry," 18 Sep. 2017 Feeding fish a pesticide with the active ingredient of emamectin benzoate became the tool of choice to control lice, Carr said. Washington Post, "Any lice with that salmon? Parasite plagues global industry," 18 Sep. 2017 Feeding fish a pesticide with the active ingredient of emamectin benzoate became the tool of choice to control lice, Carr said. Patrick Whittle, The Seattle Times, "Any lice with that salmon? Parasite plagues global industry," 17 Sep. 2017 Feeding fish a pesticide with the active ingredient of emamectin benzoate became the tool of choice to control lice, Carr said. Patrick Whittle, The Seattle Times, "Any lice with that salmon? Parasite plagues global industry," 17 Sep. 2017 Feeding fish a pesticide with the active ingredient of emamectin benzoate became the tool of choice to control lice, Carr said. Patrick Whittle, The Seattle Times, "Any lice with that salmon? Parasite plagues global industry," 17 Sep. 2017 The employees charge that the synthetic material used in the clothes included chemicals like formaldehyde, cadmium and benzyl benzoate. CBS News, "American Airlines workers sue maker of uniforms that allegedly caused illnesses," 28 Sep. 2017

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1788, in the meaning defined above

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benzoate

noun
ben·​zo·​ate | \ˈben-zə-ˌwāt \

Medical Definition of benzoate 

: a salt or ester of benzoic acid

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