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umami

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noun uma·mi \ü-ˈmä-mē\

Definition of umami

  1. :  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

Rhymes with umami


Medical Dictionary

umami

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noun uma·mi \ü-ˈmä-mē\

Medical Definition of umami

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

  2. umami adjective




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "umami" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "umami"


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