Definition of oleate in English:



  • A salt or ester of oleic acid.

    ‘When incubations were carried out with [1 - C] acetate, the main fatty acids labelled were palmitate, oleate, linoleate, and linolenate (results not shown).’
    • ‘The RE values shown in the following figures are defined as the sums of RE peaks 5, 6 and 7, corresponding to retinyl linoleate, retinyl oleate and palmitate and retinyl stearate.’
    • ‘A number of sclerosing agents such as polidocanol, sodium tetradecyl sulphate, sodium morrhuate, ethanolamine oleate and ethyl alcohol have been widely used for this purpose.’
    • ‘Our results show that the most efficient incorporation of added oleate into oleic acid / oleate vesicles occurs under conditions that avoid a large transient increase in the micelle/vesicle ratio.’
    • ‘In sclerotherapy a sclerosant solution (ethanolamine oleate or sodium tetradecyl sulphate) is injected into the bleeding varix or the overlying submucosa.’
    • ‘A closer examination of the vesicle growth data reveals that the fast growth phase corresponded to an ~ 40% increase in vesicle surface area, although the ratio of added oleate micelles to initial oleate vesicles varied from 0.5 to 2.’
    • ‘Instead, we propose that the stoichiometric limitation on fast phase growth reflects a physical interaction between the added oleate micelles and the preformed vesicles.’
    • ‘Their results demonstrate that the fatty acid ethyl oleate is a pheromone in the process and that it operates in a negative fashion - ethyl oleate slows down worker maturation rate.’
    • ‘Using this method, the radius of oleate micelles was found to be 1.3 nm, consistent with the expected size of a spherical oleate micelle.’
    • ‘Pyrene was incorporated into oleate micelles and vesicles at 0.5 mol% by addition from a 5 mM stock solution in methanol.’
    • ‘These studies suggest a pattern of decreasing proportions of essential fatty acids (linoleate and linolenate) and replacement by fatty acids such as oleate, possibly of endogenous origin, in preparation for migration.’
    • ‘Ethanolamine oleate (Ethamolin ® - Questcor) is a mild sclerosing agent indicated for the treatment of esophageal varices that have recently bled, to prevent rebleeding.’



/ˈōlēˌāt/ /ˈoʊliˌeɪt/