Definition of tartrate in English:

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tartrate

Pronunciation: /ˈtärtrāt/

noun

Chemistry
A salt or ester of tartaric acid.
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.

Origin

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

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Syllabification: tar·trate

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