Definition of ascorbate in English:

ascorbate

noun

Chemistry
  • A salt, ester, or the anion of ascorbic acid.

    • ‘Dry seeds are devoid of the ascorbate reduced form and contain only dehydroascorbic acid.’
    • ‘The major organic anions found in pear leaf apoplastic fluid were citrate, ascorbate and malate, the latter being the major anion.’
    • ‘These included transcripts for an ascorbate peroxidase and two superoxide dismutases.’
    • ‘As we have seen, the byproducts of oxidation of ascorbates are acidic and act as an inhibitor that increases in regions of greatest development activity.’
    • ‘Dehydroascorbate content was calculated by subtracting the ascorbate value from the total ascorbate.’

Pronunciation:

ascorbate

/əˈskɔːbeɪt/