noun Chemistry.

a salt or ester of tartaric acid.

Origin of tartrate

1785–95; tartr- (combining form representing tartar) + -ate2
Related formssu·per·tar·trate, noun
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any salt or ester of tartaric acid
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tartrate in Medicine




A salt or ester of tartaric acid.
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tartrate in Science



A salt or ester of tartaric acid, containing the group C4H4O6.
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