Definition of tartrate in English:


Syllabification: tar·trate
Pronunciation: /ˈtärtrāt


A salt or ester of tartaric acid.
More example sentences
  • In cultures used for phenotypic analysis, the ammonium tartrate was omitted from the medium.
  • Cream of tarter, potassium tartrate, is used in cooking.
  • On addition of alkaline tartrate, the color turns blue and exhibits an absorption maximum at 598 nm.


late 18th century: from French, from tartre 'tartar' + -ate1.

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