sorbate

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noun sor·bate \ ˈsȯr-ˌbāt , ˈsȯr-bət \

Definition of sorbate

:a salt or ester of sorbic acid — compare potassium sorbate

First Known Use of sorbate

circa 1823


Medical Dictionary

sorbate

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noun sor·bate \ ˈsȯr-ˌbāt \

medical Definition of sorbate

:a salt or ester of sorbic acid

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