Definition of hippurate in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈhɪpjʊ(ə)rət/


A salt or ester of hippuric acid.
Example sentences
  • Unfortunately, the needle-shaped forms are often confused with hippurate.
  • Methenamine hippurate is an antibiotic which is used to treat and prevent urinary tract infections.
  • Glycine and sodium benzoate are produced upon the hydrolysis of sodium hippurate by the enzyme hippuricase.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: hip|pur¦ate

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

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