ma·​late | \ ˈma-ˌlāt How to pronounce malate (audio) , ˈmā- How to pronounce malate (audio) \

Definition of malate

: a salt or ester of malic acid

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Recent Examples on the Web Sunitinib malate, marketed by Pfizer as Sutent, is prescribed for the treatment of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, as well as kidney cancer and GIST, a rare cancer of the bowel, esophagus or stomach. Elizabeth Landau, CNN, "Why pancreatic cancer is so deadly," 23 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of malate

1788, in the meaning defined above

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“Malate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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ma·​late | \ ˈmal-ˌāt How to pronounce malate (audio) , ˈmā-ˌlāt How to pronounce malate (audio) \

Medical Definition of malate

: a salt or ester of malic acid

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