Definition of vanadate in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈvanədeɪt/


A salt in which the anion contains both vanadium and oxygen, especially one of the anion VO43−.
Example sentences
  • Unlike the phosphate ion, vanadate forms five-coordinate complex, mimicking a transition state analog.
  • Similar dose-dependent inhibition was also observed in the time-course experiments using vanadate and azide.
  • Acidification was inhibited by vanadate and erythrosin B.


Mid 19th century: from vanadium + -ate1.

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