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A salt, ester, or anion of citric acid.
citrate(ˈsɪtreɪt; -rɪt; ˈsaɪtreɪt)
(Elements & Compounds) any salt or ester of citric acid. Salts of citric acid are used in beverages and pharmaceuticals
[C18: from citr(us) + -ate1]
cit•rate(ˈsɪ treɪt, ˈsaɪ-)
a salt or ester of citric acid.
A salt or ester of citric acid, containing the group C6H5O7.
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|Noun||1.||citrate - a salt or ester of citric acid|
ester - formed by reaction between an acid and an alcohol with elimination of water
salt - a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)
|Verb||1.||citrate - cause to form a salt or ester of citric acid|