ox·​a·​lo·​ac·​e·​tate ˌäk-sə-lō-ˈa-sə-ˌtāt How to pronounce oxaloacetate (audio)
variants or less commonly oxalacetate
: a salt or ester of oxaloacetic acid

Word History

First Known Use

1891, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of oxaloacetate was in 1891

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Cite this Entry

“Oxaloacetate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oxaloacetate. Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

Medical Definition


ox·​a·​lo·​ac·​e·​tate ˌäk-sə-lō-ˈas-ə-ˌtāt How to pronounce oxaloacetate (audio)
variants also oxalacetate
: a salt or ester of oxaloacetic acid

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