(redirected from Potassium Oxalate)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.


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.

American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


(Elements & Compounds) a salt or ester of oxalic acid
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(ˈɒk səˌleɪt)

any salt or ester of oxalic acid.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.


n oxalato
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
(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.