Definition of hippurate in English:

hippurate

noun

Chemistry
  • A salt or ester of hippuric acid.

    • ‘Glycine and sodium benzoate are produced upon the hydrolysis of sodium hippurate by the enzyme hippuricase.’
    • ‘Hexamine hippurates is helpful for preventing and treating infections of the urinary system; it acts by being transformed to formaldehyde.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, the needle-shaped forms are often confused with hippurate.’
    • ‘The benzene rings of the hippurates are in ‘orientational disorder’ adopting two different orientations.’
    • ‘Methenamine hippurate is an antibiotic which is used to treat and prevent urinary tract infections.’

Pronunciation:

hippurate

/ˈhɪpjʊ(ə)rət/