Share this entry

Share this page

butyrate

Line breaks: bu|tyr|ate
Pronunciation: /ˈbjuːtɪreɪt
 
/

Definition of butyrate in English:

noun

Chemistry
A salt or ester of butyric acid.
Example sentences
  • The mixed ester, cellulose acetate butyrate, has better weatherabilitly and finds use as pipe and telephone housings.
  • Hexanal, hexenal, ethyl methyl butyrate, and methyl butyrate showed some significant differences between control and 47% shading treatments.
  • Therefore, production in the stool of the ‘friendly’ short-chain fatty acids, acetate, propionate, and butyrate, is very important and can be assessed with commercially available laboratory testing.

Definition of butyrate in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day terpsichorean
Pronunciation: ˌtərpsikəˈrēən
adjective
of or relating to dancing