glutamate

noun glu·ta·mate \ ˈglü-tə-ˌmāt \
Updated on: 12 May 2018

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 — compare monosodium glutamate

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1876

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glutamate

noun glu·ta·mate \ ˈglüt-ə-ˌmāt \

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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