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 (ŏk′sə-lō-ăs′ĭ-tāt′) or ox·al·ac·e·tate (-ăs′ĭ-tāt′)
A salt or an ester of oxaloacetic acid.

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Noun1.oxaloacetate - a salt or ester of oxalacetic acid
salt - a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)
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A minor loop goes from acetyl-CoA to pyruvate to oxaloacetate, thus yielding two oxaloacetates from each citrate (Fig.
Under progressively oxygen-limiting growth conditions, the reactions that convert 2-oxoglutarate to oxaloacetate are used more heavily by first reversing some of the steps of the TCA cycle to generate citrate, which is split into acetate and oxaloacetate by citrate lyase (Fig.