fu·​ma·​rate ˈfyü-mə-ˌrāt How to pronounce fumarate (audio)
: a salt or ester of fumaric acid

Examples of fumarate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This formula includes: ● Capsimax powder ● Chromium picolinate ● Caffeine ● Nopal ● L-carnitine fumarate Read on below to learn about the impact that each of these ingredients has on the body. Mark Jackson, Discover Magazine, 2 Apr. 2024 For example, ferrous sulfate contains only 20% elemental iron, whereas ferrous fumarate contains 33%. Casey Seiden, Parents, 26 Feb. 2024 Ferrous fumarate: This is an iron salt that may cause GI upset. Casey Seiden, Parents, 26 Feb. 2024 Factors to Consider When Selecting an Iron Supplement When choosing an iron supplement for pregnancy, several factors should be taken into consideration: Type of Iron: Look for supplements that contain elemental iron in forms such as ferrous fumarate or ferrous sulfate. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 10 Aug. 2023 This eye drop contains the active ingredient ketotifen fumarate, which is an allergen-specific antihistamine. Lindsay Modglin, Health, 1 May 2023 LifeCentric Health Iron Gummies are made with ferrous fumarate and have no metallic after taste. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 12 Oct. 2022 Taking a supplement with L-carnitine fumarate can ensure that your body has access to enough of this chemical to maximize your benefits. Dallas News, 10 June 2022 Out of the four, ferrous fumarate contains the largest amount of elemental iron, which may be too strong for some people. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 12 Oct. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1864, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fumarate was in 1864

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“Fumarate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fumarate. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition


fu·​ma·​rate -ˌrāt How to pronounce fumarate (audio)
: a salt or ester of fumaric acid

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