[ gloo-tuh-meyt ]
/ ˈglu təˌmeɪt /


a salt or ester of glutamic acid.


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Origin of glutamate

First recorded in 1875–80; glutam(ic acid) + -ate2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for glutamate

/ (ˈɡluːtəˌmeɪt) /


any salt of glutamic acid, esp its sodium saltSee monosodium glutamate

Word Origin for glutamate

C19: from glutam (ic acid) + -ate 1
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Medical definitions for glutamate

[ glōōtə-māt′ ]


A salt of glutamic acid.
An ester of glutamic acid.
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