butyrate

noun

bu·​ty·​rate ˈbyü-tə-ˌrāt How to pronounce butyrate (audio)
: a salt or ester of butyric acid

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Specifically, the microbes make a short-chain fatty acid called butyrate that facilitates this particular conversation. Amber Dance, Discover Magazine, 24 Feb. 2022 In 2019, researchers from Washington State University gave rats tributyrin, an ingredient in butter which breaks down into butyrate. Troy Farah, Discover Magazine, 3 Mar. 2022 Specifically, the microbes make a short-chain fatty acid called butyrate that facilitates this particular conversation. Amber Dance, Discover Magazine, 24 Feb. 2022 Lachnospiraceae produces a short-chain fatty acid called butyrate, which seems to be critically important for gut health. Markham Heid, Time, 23 Sep. 2022 One of these compounds, butyrate, is a fatty acid believed to lower inflammation. Anchorage Daily News, 21 July 2022 The following preferred scent was ethyl butyrate, a fruity, pineapple-like odor. Elizabeth Gamillo, Smithsonian Magazine, 6 Apr. 2022 Specifically, the microbes make a short-chain fatty acid called butyrate that facilitates this particular conversation. Amber Dance, Smithsonian Magazine, 3 Mar. 2022 Some people don’t naturally make enough butyrate in the gut, and this may be linked to weight gain. Washington Post, 17 Dec. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1852, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of butyrate was in 1852

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“Butyrate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butyrate. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition

butyrate

noun
bu·​ty·​rate ˈbyüt-ə-ˌrāt How to pronounce butyrate (audio)
: a salt or ester of butyric acid
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