Definition of metaborate in English:

metaborate

noun

Chemistry
  • Any of a class of borates that are relatively less hydrated than the orthoborates; (equivalently) any borate containing the anion BO₂ −; the anion itself; a polyanion with this general formula, especially B₃O₆ 3−.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Henry Watts (1815–1884), chemist. From meta- + borate.

Pronunciation

metaborate

/mɛtəˈbɔːreɪt/