A salt or ester of tartaric acid.
- 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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