Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Chem.) A salt of oxalic acid.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun organic chemistry Any salt or ester of oxalic acid.

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

  • noun a salt or ester of oxalic acid

Etymologies

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

[oxal(ic acid) + –ate.]

Examples

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

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

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