gal·​late | \ ˈga-ˌlāt How to pronounce gallate (audio) , ˈgȯ- How to pronounce gallate (audio) \

Definition of gallate

: a salt or ester of gallic acid

Examples of gallate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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

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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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“Gallate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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gal·​late | \ ˈgal-ˌāt How to pronounce gallate (audio) , ˈgȯl- How to pronounce gallate (audio) \

Medical Definition of gallate

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


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