oxalate

noun
ox·​a·​late | \ ˈäk-sə-ˌlāt How to pronounce oxalate (audio) \

Definition of oxalate

: a salt or ester of oxalic acid

Examples of oxalate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 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 Kidney stones are made of minerals normally found in your pee, like calcium, oxalate, and phosphorus, that don’t cause issues at low levels, the NIDDK explains. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, 12 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of oxalate

1788, in the meaning defined above

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“Oxalate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oxalate. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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oxalate

noun
ox·​a·​late | \ ˈäk-sə-ˌlāt How to pronounce oxalate (audio) \

Medical Definition of oxalate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a salt or ester of oxalic acid

oxalate

transitive verb
oxalated; oxalating

Medical Definition of oxalate (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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