potassium sorbate

noun

Definition of potassium sorbate

: a potassium salt C6H7KO2 of sorbic acid used especially as a food preservative

First Known Use of potassium sorbate

1960


Medical Dictionary

potassium sorbate

noun

medical Definition of potassium sorbate

: a potassium salt C6H7KO2 of sorbic acid used especially as a food preservative

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