[ uh-spahr-teyt ]
/ əˈspɑr teɪt /

noun Biochemistry.

a salt or ester formed from aspartic acid.

Origin of aspartate

First recorded in 1860–65; aspart(ic acid) + -ate2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for aspartate


[ ə-spärtāt ]


A salt of aspartic acid.
An ester of aspartic acid.
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