xanthate

noun xan·thate \ ˈzan-ˌthāt \

Definition of xanthate

:a salt or ester of any of various thio acids and especially C3H6OS2

First Known Use of xanthate

1831


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xanthate

noun xan·thate \ ˈzan-ˌthāt \

medical Definition of xanthate

:a salt or ester of any of various thio acids and especially C3H6OS2

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