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 Notably, feeding propionate instead of FOS induced similar effects, illustrating the importance of metabolites produced by the gut microbiome. Enea Rezzonico, Scientific American, "Nestlé's research on nutrition and the human gut microbiome," 17 Feb. 2015 In doing so, athletes produce another compound, propionate, that might boost endurance. Emily Willingham, Scientific American, "Elite Athletes’ Gut Bacteria Give Rodent Runners a Boost," 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, "Busy Philipps is ‘Obsessed’ With This Olay Retinol 24 Night Moisturizer—and It's Only $30 at Walmart," 23 Oct. 2019 These bacteria produce acetate, propionate and butyrate as metabolic endpoints. Enea Rezzonico, Scientific American, "Nestlé's research on nutrition and the human gut microbiome," 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, "Joslin Diabetes Center study: Marathon runners may get a boost from special stomach bacteria," 5 July 2019 Mice given propionate ran just as long as mice given Veillonella. Stephanie Demarco, latimes.com, "Marathon runners get a boost from the bacteria in their guts," 25 June 2019 These bacteria use lactate and break it down into propionate. Emily Willingham, Scientific American, "Elite Athletes’ Gut Bacteria Give Rodent Runners a Boost," 24 June 2019 Oral Veillonella boosted rodent endurance on the treadmill, and rectal administration of propionate did so as well. Emily Willingham, Scientific American, "Elite Athletes’ Gut Bacteria Give Rodent Runners a Boost," 24 June 2019

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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 25 Jan. 2021.

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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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