potassium sorbate

noun

Definition of potassium sorbate 

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

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Malic acid, sucralose, potassium sorbate, sodium citrate. Robin Abcarian, latimes.com, "A few more words on Alzheimer's prevention: Tap water? Caviar? Twinkies?," 6 Apr. 2018

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1960, in the meaning defined above

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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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