Definition of tartrate in English:

tartrate

Line breaks: tar|trate
Pronunciation: /ˈtɑːtreɪt
 
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noun

Chemistry
  • 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.

Origin

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

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