glutamate

[gloo-tuh-meyt]

noun

a salt or ester of glutamic acid.

Origin of glutamate

First recorded in 1875–80; glutam(ic acid) + -ate2
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British Dictionary definitions for glutamate

glutamate

noun

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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Word Origin and History for glutamate
n.

1876, from glutamic acid (see gluten) + -ate (3).

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Medicine definitions for glutamate

glutamate

[glōōtə-māt′]

n.

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