pal·​mi·​tate | \ ˈpal-mə-ˌtāt How to pronounce palmitate (audio) , ˈpä-, ˈpäl-, ˈpȯ- How to pronounce palmitate (audio) , ˈpȯl- How to pronounce palmitate (audio) \

Definition of palmitate

: a salt or ester of palmitic acid

Examples of palmitate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Both retinyl palmitate and retinaldehyde are also considered retinoids. Nicole Saunders, NBC News, 23 Oct. 2020 Other types of emollients include lecithin, isopropyl myristate and isopropyl palmitate. Nia Decaille, Washington Post, 7 Feb. 2020 Opt for formulas that are free of insect repellents or derivatives of vitamin A (retinyl palmitate, retinol, retinyl acetate, retinyl linoleate, and retinoic acid), which can cause increased skin photosensitivity and oxidative damage. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, 12 Aug. 2019 Throughout my range, there’s Vitamin A in many different forms, from retinal palmitate to retinol. April Long, Town & Country, 15 May 2019 Common derivatives, like ascorbyl palmitate and tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, tend to be more stable than pure ascorbic acid but slower acting. Allure, 17 Aug. 2018 Retinyl palmitate and retinaldehyde are weaker, less-irritating forms of retinol. Allure, 17 Aug. 2018 In the retinyl palmitate mouse study, the mice were exposed to UV rays, but did not have on sunscreen. Dr. Leslie Baumann, miamiherald, 27 Apr. 2018 What’s the deal: An antioxidant that prevents oils from turning rancid, ascrobyl palmitate comes from combining vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and palmitic acid from fat. Magdalena Puniewska, Bon Appetit, 31 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of palmitate

1852, in the meaning defined above

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pal·​mi·​tate | \ ˈpal-mə-ˌtāt How to pronounce palmitate (audio) , ˈpä(l)m-ə- How to pronounce palmitate (audio) \

Medical Definition of palmitate

: a salt or ester of palmitic acid


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