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[bahy-tahr-treyt] /baɪˈtɑr treɪt/
noun, Chemistry.
a tartrate in which only one of the two acidic hydrogen atoms of tartaric acid is replaced by a metal or positive group; an acid tartrate; a hydrogen tartrate, as sodium bitartrate.
Origin of bitartrate
First recorded in 1875-80; bi-1 + tartrate Unabridged
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(not in technical usage) a salt or ester of tartaric acid containing the monovalent group -HC4H4O6 or the ion HC4H4O6 Also called hydrogen tartrate
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bitartrate in Medicine

bitartrate bi·tar·trate (bī-tär'trāt')

  1. The group C4H5O6.

  2. A salt of tartaric acid containing this group.

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