calcium propionate

noun

Medical Definition of calcium propionate

: a mold-inhibiting calcium salt C6H10CaO4 used chiefly as a food preservative (as in bread)

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“Calcium propionate.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/calcium%20propionate. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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