from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A salt or ester of a xanthic acid, especially a simple xanthic acid salt, as of sodium or potassium, used as a flotation collector for copper, silver, and gold.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A salt of xanthic acid.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Chem.) A salt of xanthic; a xanthogenate.

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  • noun chemistry Any salt or ester of xanthic acid.

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  • noun a salt or ester of xanthic acid


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