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glutamate

[ gloo-tuh-meyt ]
/ ˈglu təˌmeɪt /
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noun
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
/ (ˈɡluːtəˌmeɪt) /

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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