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glutamate

[gloo-tuh-meyt]
noun
  1. a salt or ester of glutamic acid.
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Origin of glutamate

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

glutamate

noun
  1. any salt of glutamic acid, esp its sodium saltSee monosodium glutamate
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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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glutamate in Medicine

glutamate

(glōōtə-māt′)
n.
  1. A salt of glutamic acid.
  2. An ester of glutamic acid.
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