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benzoate

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Pronunciation: /ˈbɛnzəʊeɪt
 
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Definition of benzoate in English:

noun

Chemistry
A salt or ester of benzoic acid.
Example sentences
  • Sodium benzoate is the sodium salt of benzoic acid.
  • In an Australian study, CFS patients eliminated wheat, milk, benzoates, nitrites, nitrates, and food colorings and other additives from their diet.
  • Benzyl benzoate is irritant and not recommended for children.

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