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noun Biochemistry.
  1. the salt of fumaric acid, a key chemical intermediate in the Krebs cycle.
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Origin of fumarate

First recorded in 1860–65; fumar(ic acid) + -ate2
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fumarate in Science


  1. A salt or ester of fumaric acid, in which one or both of the hydrogen atoms in the carboxyl groups of the fumaric acid have been replaced with another element or group.
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