bi·​tar·​trate (ˌ)bī-ˈtär-ˌtrāt How to pronounce bitartrate (audio)
: an acid tartrate

Examples of bitartrate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It’s made out of lactic acid, citric acid, and potassium bitartrate—food-grade ingredients that, the company and ob/gyns say, are less irritating than the chemicals in spermicides. Maria Aspan, Fortune, 5 Apr. 2023 The blend includes a wide array of nutrients produced at human-grade levels, including calcium carbonate, potassium chloride, and choline bitartrate. Dallas News, 21 Dec. 2022 At the bottom of the list: 75 mg of DMAE bitartrate, which is a common ingredient in anti-aging skincare products. Kaitlyn Tiffany, Vox, 8 July 2019 In this Aug. 5, 2010 file photo, a pharmacy tech poses for a picture with hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen tablets, the generic version of Vicodin in Edmond, Okla. Washington Post, 31 May 2017

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First Known Use

1817, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bitartrate was in 1817

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“Bitartrate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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bi·​tar·​trate (ˈ)bī-ˈtär-ˌtrāt How to pronounce bitartrate (audio)
: an acid tartrate
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