Definition of ester
: any of a class of often fragrant organic compounds that can be represented by the formula RCOOR′ and that are usually formed by the reaction between an acid and an alcohol with elimination of water
Recent Examples of ester from the Web
But slower, more elaborate chemical reactions also happen among the esters and acids in unaged liquor.
Acids in the wood help turn volatile molecules created during fermentation into flavorful esters.
This was solidly an American wheat beer, so there was no presence of the bubblegum-banana-clove esters typically found in German wheat ales.
This bonds the methanol to the oils to produce energetic molecules called esters.
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Origin and Etymology of ester
German, from Essigäther ethyl acetate, from Essig vinegar + Äther ether
First Known Use: circa 1852See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of ester
: any of a class of often fragrant compounds that can be represented by the formula RCOOR′ and that are usually formed by the reaction between an acid and an alcohol usually with elimination of water
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