oleate

noun

ole·​ate ˈō-lē-ˌāt How to pronounce oleate (audio)
: a salt or ester of oleic acid

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1823, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of oleate was circa 1823

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Cite this Entry

“Oleate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oleate. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

oleate

noun
ole·​ate ˈō-lē-ˌāt How to pronounce oleate (audio)
1
: a salt or ester of oleic acid
2
: a liquid or semisolid preparation of a medicinal dissolved in an excess of oleic acid
mercury oleate
oleate of quinine
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