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umami

noun uma·mi \ü-ˈmä-mē\

Definition of UMAMI

:  a taste sensation that is meaty or savory and is produced by several amino acids and nucleotides (as glutamate and aspartate)

Origin of UMAMI

Japanese, savoriness, flavor
First Known Use: 1979

umami

noun uma·mi \ü-ˈmä-mē\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of UMAMI

:  a taste sensation that is meaty or savory and is produced by several amino acids and nucleotides (as aspartate, inosinate, and glutamate)
umami adjective

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