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A salt or ester of oxalic acid.
tr.v. ox·a·lat·ed, ox·a·lat·ing, ox·a·lates
To treat (a specimen) with an oxalate or oxalic acid.

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(Elements & Compounds) a salt or ester of oxalic acid
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(ˈɒk səˌleɪt)

any salt or ester of oxalic acid.
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Noun1.oxalate - a salt or ester of oxalic acid
salt - a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)
uranyl oxalate - a salt obtained by the reaction of uranium salts with oxalic acid
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n oxalato
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Dissolution, as dictated by simple solubility principles, probably only occurs slowly, but in the presence of a ravenous microbial community, the tendency to dissolve is much greater through the consumption of the oxalate ion. The [Ca.sup.2+] is then free, with matching anions (mostly bicarbonate (HC[O.sub.3.sup.-])), either to remain in the soil solution where it may be leached or taken up by microbes or plants, or it may participate in cation-exchange reactions, or it may precipitate as CaC[O.sub.3] at alkaline spots or more generally in alkaline soils.
The sharp medium intense peaks at 826 [cm.sup.-1] and 737 [cm.sup.-1] confirm the bonding of metal oxygen (M-O) (indicating the presence of [Zn.sup.2+] and [Ti.sup.3+] bonded to the oxalate ion) and are assigned to ([V.sub.o-c=o] + [[delta].sub.Zn-0]) and ([[delta].sub.Ti-O] + [v.sub.o-c=o]).
[1,9] Experimental studies have clearly shown the oxalate ion (and/or CaOx crystals)-induced injury in the renal tubular cells which seems to play a critical role in the formation of urinary calculi.
Figure 1 shows the effect of pH and total oxalate ion concentration on calcium oxalate precipitation.