HyperDic: ester

English > 1 sense of the word ester:
NOUNsubstanceesterformed by reaction between an acid and an alcohol with elimination of water
ester > pronunciation
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Rhymesabductor ... zoster: 649 rhymes with ter...
English > ester: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
Meaningformed by reaction between an acid and an alcohol with elimination of water.
Narrowerbanana oilA liquid ester derived from amyl alcohol
cellulose esterAny ester of cellulose with an acid
citrateA salt or ester of citric acid
cyclohexanol phthalateThe cyclohexanol ester of phthalic acid
ethyl acetateA fragrant colorless flammable volatile liquid ester made from ethanol and acetic acid
glyceryl esterAn ester of glycerol
lactateA salt or ester of lactic acid
maleateA salt or ester of maleic acid
nucleotide, baseA phosphoric ester of a nucleoside
polyesterA complex ester used for making fibers or resins or plastics or as a plasticizer
urethaneAn ester of carbamic acid
Broaderorganic compoundAny compound of carbon and another element or a radical
Spanishester, éster
Catalanester, èster
Verbsesterifychange (a compound) into an ester

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