Definition of hippurate in English:

hippurate

Line breaks: hip|pur¦ate
Pronunciation: /ˈhɪpjʊ(ə)rət
 
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noun

Chemistry
A salt or ester of hippuric acid.
More example sentences
  • Unfortunately, the needle-shaped forms are often confused with hippurate.
  • Methenamine hippurate is an antibiotic which is used to treat and prevent urinary tract infections.
  • Glycine and sodium benzoate are produced upon the hydrolysis of sodium hippurate by the enzyme hippuricase.

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