gal·​late ˈga-ˌlāt How to pronounce gallate (audio) ˈgȯ- How to pronounce gallate (audio)
: a salt or ester of gallic acid

Examples of gallate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Green tea extract contains high levels of catechins, particularly epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which are known to be responsible for weight loss. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 5 Oct. 2023 Javaid also has patients consider intermittent fasting, which reduces insulin levels—and, in turn, fat storage—or to try swapping their coffee for green tea, which is rich in the metabolism-boosting antioxidant epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). Fiorella Valdesolo, Vogue, 16 Aug. 2023 The most important are antioxidants such as epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), the most abundant, followed by L-theanine, an amino acid found in tea leaves, and caffeine. Katie Hunt, CNN, 21 May 2020 Green tea has less caffeine than coffee, is a rich source of the antioxidant epigallocatechin gallate, or EGCG, and also contains the amino acid theanine, which may help reduce stress and promote calm feelings. Lisa Drayer, CNN, 16 Apr. 2020 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, 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, 8 Mar. 2018 See More

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1788, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gallate was in 1788

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Cite this Entry

“Gallate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition


gal·​late ˈgal-ˌāt How to pronounce gallate (audio) ˈgȯl- How to pronounce gallate (audio)
: a salt or ester of gallic acid see propyl gallate
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