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

  • n. A salt or ester of propionic acid.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any salt or ester of propionic acid; used as food preservatives.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A salt of propionic acid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In chem., a compound of propionic acid and a base. See propionic.


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


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