Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A salt or an ester of oxalic acid.
  • transitive v. To treat (a specimen) with an oxalate or oxalic acid.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any salt or ester of oxalic acid.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A salt of oxalic acid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In chem., a salt formed by a combination of oxalic acid with a base: as, potassium oxalate.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a salt or ester of oxalic acid

Etymologies

oxal(ic acid) + -ate2.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Limiting meat, salt, and foods high in oxalate (eg, green leafy vegetables, chocolate, nuts) in the diet may also be recommended.

    Kidney Stone Prevention and Treatment in Children

  • Ice tea contains the chemical oxalate, which is the key culprit in the formation of kidney stones, a painful and common disorder of the urinary tract.

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  • The precipitate is thorium oxalate, which is washed with hot water, dried, and ignited.

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  • Kidney stones develop when the urine contains more crystal-forming substances -- including calcium, uric acid and a compound called oxalate -- than can be diluted by the available fluid.

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  • Kidney stones develop when the urine contains more crystal-forming substances - such as calcium, uric acid and a compound called oxalate - than can be diluted by the available fluid.

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  • Bouwman's catalyst, however, reacts with carbon dioxide but not oxygen, producing oxalate, which is a useful feedstock for the manufacture of methyl glycolate and other organic compounds.

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  • The researchers converted that carbon to an oxalate, which is the building block of various chemicals, from wood alcohol to antifreeze.

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  • Matlaga explains that kidney stones are often caused by an excess of a dietary component known as oxalate, which normally binds with calcium and is flushed out of the body.

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  • Reducing calcium intake often causes problems with other minerals (eg, oxalate) and may result in a higher risk for calcium stone disease.

    Kidney Stone Prevention and Treatment in Children

  • If dehydration occurs, high levels of substances that do not dissolve completely (eg, calcium, oxalate, uric acid) may form crystals that slowly build up into kidney stones.

    Kidney Stone Prevention and Treatment in Children

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