glutamate

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glu·ta·mate

noun \ˈglü-tə-ˌmāt\

Definition of GLUTAMATE

:  a salt or ester of glutamic acid; specifically :  a salt or ester of levorotatory glutamic acid that functions as an excitatory neurotransmitter

First Known Use of GLUTAMATE

1876

glu·ta·mate

noun \ˈglüt-ə-ˌmāt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GLUTAMATE

: a salt or ester of glutamic acid; specifically : a salt or ester of levorotatory glutamic acid that functions as an excitatory neurotransmitter—see monosodium glutamate

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