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Syllabification: van·a·date
Pronunciation: /ˈvanəˌdāt

Definition of vanadate in English:


A salt in which the anion contains 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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