One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A salt in which the anion contains both vanadium and oxygen, especially one of the anion VO₄³⁻.
- ‘Similar dose-dependent inhibition was also observed in the time-course experiments using vanadate and azide.’
- ‘Acidification was inhibited by vanadate and erythrosin B.’
- ‘When the dyneins have been disabled with vanadate, the remaining structures that bridge the doublets are the nexin links and the radial spokes.’
- ‘Unlike the phosphate ion, vanadate forms five-coordinate complex, mimicking a transition state analog.’
- ‘A phosphatase inhibitor, sodium vanadate, reduced the effect of alkaline phosphatase.’
Mid 19th century: from vanadium + -ate.
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