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 Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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(not in technical usage) a salt or ester of tartaric acid containing the monovalent group -HC 4 H 4 O 6 or the ion HC 4 H 4 O 6 Also called: hydrogen tartrate
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bitartrate in Medicine




The group C4H5O6.
A salt of tartaric acid containing this group.
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