selenate

noun
sel·​e·​nate | \ ˈse-lə-ˌnāt How to pronounce selenate (audio) \

Definition of selenate

: a salt containing the anion SeO42−

First Known Use of selenate

1818, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for selenate

Swedish selenat, from selen of or containing selenium, from New Latin selenium

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“Selenate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/selenate. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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