Definition of citrate in English:



  • A salt or ester of citric acid.

    • ‘The metabolites considered are pyruvate, malate and citrate.’
    • ‘Some cheletes are fumarates, gluconates, asparatates, citrates and amino acids.’
    • ‘In either case, organic acids like citrate and malate are synthesized to enable the plant to survive under phosphorus deficiency.’
    • ‘If you decide to take calcium supplements, look for lactates, citrates, and amino acid chelates, preferably in capsule form rather than hard tablets because they're more easily broken down.’
    • ‘Calcium citrate may be better absorbed than the other calcium salts.’