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molybdate

Line breaks: mo¦lyb|date
Pronunciation: /məˈlɪbdeɪt
 
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Definition of molybdate in English:

noun

Chemistry
A salt in which the anion contains both molybdenum and oxygen, especially one of the anion MoO42−.
Example sentences
  • Ammonium molybdate was added to all reactions to inhibit activity from non-specific phosphatases.
  • The ready restoration of biosynthesis by removal of tungstate suggests that the molybdate is weakly held by the enzyme and that xanthoxal is its substrate.
  • It is noteworthy that the values obtained for the wild type in cells grown in the presence of molybdate are lower for nitrate reductase and nicotinate hydroxylase.

Origin

late 18th century: from molybdic (acid), a parent acid of molybdates, + -ate1.

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