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Definition 1: organic compound formed by reaction between an acid and an alcohol with elimination of water - [noun denoting substance]

(ester is a kind of ...) any compound of carbon and another element or a radical

(... is a kind of ester ) a salt or ester of citric acid

(... is a kind of ester ) a complex ester used for making fibers or resins or plastics or as a plasticizer

(... is a kind of ester ) a phosphoric ester of a nucleoside; the basic structural unit of nucleic acids (DNA or RNA)

(... is a kind of ester ) a salt or ester of maleic acid; used as a nontricyclic antidepressant drug for psychomotor activation

(... is a kind of ester ) an ester of glycerol

(... is a kind of ester ) a fragrant colorless flammable volatile liquid ester made from ethanol and acetic acid; used in flavorings and perfumes and as a solvent for plastics

(... is a kind of ester ) the cyclohexanol ester of phthalic acid

(... is a kind of ester ) any ester of cellulose with an acid

(... is a kind of ester ) a liquid ester derived from amyl alcohol; has the odor of bananas

(... is a kind of ester ) a salt or ester of lactic acid

(... is a kind of ester ) an ester of carbamic acid

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