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

  • n. A salt or an ester of saccharic acid.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A salt or ester of saccharic acid.
  • n. A metallic derivative of a sugar, usually with a bivalent metal - especially sucrate (not used systematically)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A salt of saccharic acid.
  • n. In a wider sense, a compound of saccharose, or any similar carbohydrate, with such bases as the oxides of calcium, barium, or lead; a sucrate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In chem., a salt of either of the saccharic acids. (See saccharic.)

Etymologies

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

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