oxalate

noun

ox·​a·​late ˈäk-sə-ˌlāt How to pronounce oxalate (audio)
: a salt or ester of oxalic acid

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Calcium in the diet reduces stone formations, mostly by preventing oxalate from being absorbed. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 19 Apr. 2022 In general, veggie burgers do tend to be high to very high in oxalate. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 25 Nov. 2021 The rare disorder — called primary hyperoxaluria type 1 — causes a buildup of oxalate in the body, which when not filtered properly can cause kidney and bladder stones. Anissa Gardizy — Boston Globe, STAT, 24 Nov. 2020 The company said the drug significantly decreased the average amount of urinary oxalate excreted over 24-hours, as measured over the course of three months and that the drug met six other, secondary endpoints. Kate Sheridan, STAT, 17 Dec. 2019 These incredibly painful crystals form in your kidneys when substances (calcium, uric acid and oxalate) become concentrated, and drinking lemon water (with the juice of two lemons per day) can help prevent the stones from forming in the first place. Stephanie Dolgoff, Good Housekeeping, 21 Nov. 2019 Alas, these foods have high concentrations of oxalate that contribute to stone formation, especially in people prone to the condition. Marcos Del Rosario-santiago, baltimoresun.com, 11 July 2019 In this case, the gene being silenced encodes an enzyme necessary to produce oxalate. Kate Sheridan, STAT, 17 Dec. 2019 Alas, these foods have high concentrations of oxalate that contribute to stone formation, especially in people prone to the condition. Marcos Del Rosario-santiago, baltimoresun.com, 11 July 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1788, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of oxalate was in 1788

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Cite this Entry

“Oxalate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oxalate. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

oxalate 1 of 2

noun

ox·​a·​late ˈäk-sə-ˌlāt How to pronounce oxalate (audio)
: a salt or ester of oxalic acid

oxalate

2 of 2

transitive verb

oxalated; oxalating
: to add an oxalate to (blood or plasma) to prevent coagulation

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