a salt or ester of tartaric acid.
- su·per·tar·trate, noun
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How to use tartrate in a sentence
Just what acid citro-tartrate of lithium may be is hard to tell, for chemistries do not recognize such a substance.
An adherent coating may be obtained by adding an alkaline tartrate, but in that case the separation takes place too slowly.Scientific American Supplement No. 299 | Various
It dissolves entirely when boiled with an excess of the acid tartrate of potash.
If gypsum has been used to clarify the wine, it will be present in the cream of tartar as calcium tartrate.Detection of the Common Food Adulterants | Edwin M. Bruce
The nickel sulphate and ammonia are dissolved in half the water, the ammonium tartrate in the other half with the tannin.On Laboratory Arts | Richard Threlfall
British Dictionary definitions for tartrate
any salt or ester of tartaric acid
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Scientific definitions for tartrate
A salt or ester of tartaric acid, containing the group C4H4O6.
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