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caproate Line breaks: cap¦ro|ate
Pronunciation: /ˈkaprəʊeɪt/

Definition of caproate in English:


A salt or ester of caproic acid.
Example sentences
  • by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts - 1848 When a mixture of caproate of baryta with alcohol and oil of vitriol is heated, caproic ether soon rises to the surface.
  • Weekly treatment with 17 alpha-hydroxyprogesterone caproate (17P) recently was shown to reduce the rate of recurrent preterm birth in singleton gestations.
  • The fatty acids employed were sodium butyrate,. sodium caproate, palmitic acid, stearic acid and linoleic acid.
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