Oxalate



[ok-suh-leyt] /ˈɒk səˌleɪt/

noun, Chemistry.
1.
any salt or ester of , occurring in plants, especially spinach, rhubarb, and certain other vegetables and nuts, and capable of forming an insoluble salt with calcium and interfering with its absorption by the body.
/ˈɒksəˌleɪt/
noun
1.
a salt or ester of oxalic acid

oxalate ox·a·late (ŏk’sə-lāt’)
n.
A salt or an ester of oxalic acid.
oxalate
(ŏk’sə-lāt’)
A salt or ester of oxalic acid.

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