Definition of caproate in English:

caproate

noun

Chemistry
  • A salt or ester of caproic acid.

    • ‘Weekly treatment with 17 alpha-hydroxyprogesterone caproate (17P) recently was shown to reduce the rate of recurrent preterm birth in singleton gestations.’
    • ‘The fatty acids employed were sodium butyrate,. sodium caproate, palmitic acid, stearic acid and linoleic acid.’
    • ‘by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts - 1848 When a mixture of caproate of baryta with alcohol and oil of vitriol is heated, caproic ether soon rises to the surface.’

Pronunciation

caproate

/ˈkaprōˌāt//ˈkæproʊˌeɪt/