Definition of propionate in English:


Line breaks: pro¦pi¦on|ate
Pronunciation: /ˈprəʊpɪəneɪt


  • A salt or ester of propionic acid.
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    • Anaerobic fermentation of the soluble non-starch polysaccharides from psyllium seed results in the production of the short-chain fatty acids acetate, propionate, and butyrate in the intestines.
    • In contrast, such carbon sources as malate, propionate, and citrate did not activate germination.
    • Calcium propionate is added to foods to inhibit mold growth.

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