gal·​late | \ˈga-ˌlāt, ˈgȯ- \

Definition of gallate 

: a salt or ester of gallic acid

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Matcha, which is a type of green tea, contains a type of antioxidant called EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate), which has been linked to fighting cancer. Time, "Weekend Recipe: A Matcha Breakfast Bowl With Kiwi," 25 May 2018 Matcha is high in a catechin called EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate), which is believed to have cancer-fighting effects on the body. Alexandra Sifferlin, Time, "Should You Drink Matcha Tea?," 8 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of gallate

1788, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gallate

borrowed from French, from (acide) gallique gallic acid + -ate -ate entry 1

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gal·​late | \ˈgal-ˌāt, ˈgȯl- \

Medical Definition of gallate 

: a salt or ester of gallic acid — see propyl gallate

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