enolate etymology

English word enolate comes from English enol, English -ule ((rare, scientific) Diminutive suffix.)

Detailed word origin of enolate

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
enol English (eng) (organic chemistry) An organic compound containing a hydroxyl group bonded to a carbon atom, which is doubly bonded to another carbon atom.
-ule English (eng) (rare, scientific) Diminutive suffix.
enolate English (eng) (chemistry) any metal salt of the enol form of a tautomeric aldehyde or ketone.

Words with the same origin as enolate

Descendants of -ule
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