propionate

noun
pro·​pi·​o·​nate | \ ˈprō-pē-ə-ˌnāt How to pronounce propionate (audio) \

Definition of propionate

: a salt or ester of propionic acid

Examples of propionate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Then comes the retinyl propionate, a retinoid that's not super common in skin-care products these days. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, 28 July 2021 Notably, feeding propionate instead of FOS induced similar effects, illustrating the importance of metabolites produced by the gut microbiome. Enea Rezzonico, Scientific American, 17 Feb. 2015 In doing so, athletes produce another compound, propionate, that might boost endurance. Emily Willingham, Scientific American, 24 June 2019 Unlike other retinol treatments, this budget-friendly moisturizer was specially formulated with a low dosage of both retinol and retinyl-propionate that’s safe to use daily. Braelyn Wood, Health.com, 23 Oct. 2019 These bacteria produce acetate, propionate and butyrate as metabolic endpoints. Enea Rezzonico, Scientific American, 17 Feb. 2015 The human body then utilizes that propionate to improve its exercise capacity, the center said in a statement. Martin Finucane, BostonGlobe.com, 5 July 2019 Mice given propionate ran just as long as mice given Veillonella. Stephanie Demarco, latimes.com, 25 June 2019 These bacteria use lactate and break it down into propionate. Emily Willingham, Scientific American, 24 June 2019 See More

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First Known Use of propionate

1856, in the meaning defined above

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“Propionate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/propionate. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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propionate

noun
pro·​pi·​o·​nate | \ ˈprō-pē-ə-ˌnāt How to pronounce propionate (audio) \

Medical Definition of propionate

: a salt or ester of propionic acid

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