Definition of selenate in English:

selenate

noun

Chemistry
  • A salt or ester of selenic acid.

    • ‘One species, Sulfurospirillum barnesii, can metabolize no fewer than nine types of atoms or ions other than arsenates, including sulfur, nitrates, nitrites, and selenates.’
    • ‘Their oxidation products include an array of arsenates, selenates, and selenites.’
    • ‘First, they demonstrated that selenium salts - both selenate and selenite - can prevent the first of several steps that can lead to cancer, whereas the grain form - selenomethionine - was ineffective.’
    • ‘Early studies in yeast demonstrated selenate and chromate as effective inhibitors of sulfate uptake.’

Pronunciation:

selenate

/ˈsɛlɪneɪt/