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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.


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


(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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(2009) Clinical evaluation of a 3% potassium oxalate gel and a GaAlAs laser for the treatment of dentinal hypersensitivity.
The grey top tube contains potassium oxalate as an anticoagulant and sodium fluoride as a preservative that is used to preserve glucose in whole blood.
To examine their ability to degrade soluble oxalate, the isolates were cultured in 5 mL of MRS broth supplemented with 10 mM of potassium oxalate (KOX) for 5 days and MRS broth without bacterial inoculum was used as control.
Oxalates: Pashley and Galloway advocated use of potassium oxalate crystals to the dentinal tubules.
Staff at the laboratory had used the CSF glucose tube (containing potassium oxalate, which acts as an anticoagulant) for the CSF microscopy analysis.