Definition of malate in US English:



  • A salt or ester of malic acid.

    • ‘The concentrations of chloride, malate, and citrate were also affected in the mutant.’
    • ‘In leaves, Ni appears to be associated mainly with organic acids, such as citrate, malate and malonate.’
    • ‘The peaks present only in the period just before the oxidative burst are glycerol; succinate; malate; and citrate.’
    • ‘In contrast, such carbon sources as malate, propionate, and citrate did not activate germination.’
    • ‘Initial positions of the malate molecules and sodium ions were assigned by the following procedure.’