Meaning of “ester” in the English Dictionary

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esternoun [ C ]

/ˈes.tər/ /ˈes.tɚ/ specialized

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  • These esters of the fatty acids give the characteristic savor to many of our favorite fruits, candies and beverages. 

(Definition of “ester” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ester" in American English

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esternoun [ C ]

/ˈes·tər/

chemistry any of several substances produced by a reaction between an acid and an alcohol

(Definition of “ester” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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