citrate

noun

cit·​rate ˈsi-ˌtrāt How to pronounce citrate (audio)
: a salt or ester of citric acid

Examples of citrate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The most important thing is to drink plenty of water or other fluids with citrate, such as lemonade or lemon juice, to stay hydrated, Averch said. Ken Alltucker, USA TODAY, 3 June 2024 Magnesium: Magnesium is available in many forms although the three main forms are oxide, citrate, and chloride. Casey Seiden, Verywell Health, 19 June 2024 The form in this supplement is calcium malate, which is similar in absorption to the citrate form. Casey Seiden, Parents, 30 May 2024 Malate and citrate are more effective at raising calcium levels than carbonate, but consuming these two forms with a meal is important. Casey Seiden, Parents, 30 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for citrate 

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First Known Use

1788, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of citrate was in 1788

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“Citrate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/citrate. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

citrate

noun
ci·​trate
ˈsi-ˌtrāt
: a salt or ester of citric acid

Medical Definition

citrate

noun
cit·​rate ˈsi-ˌtrāt How to pronounce citrate (audio)
: a salt or ester of citric acid

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