monoester

noun

mono·​es·​ter ˈmä-nō-ˌe-stər How to pronounce monoester (audio)
: an ester (as of a dibasic acid) that contains only one ester group

Word History

First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of monoester was in 1927

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“Monoester.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monoester. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

monoester

noun
mono·​es·​ter ˈmän-ō-ˌes-tər How to pronounce monoester (audio)
: an ester (as of a dibasic acid) that contains only one ester group
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