One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.’
- ‘Early studies in yeast demonstrated selenate and chromate as effective inhibitors of sulfate uptake.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Their oxidation products include an array of arsenates, selenates, and selenites.’
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