tartrate

noun
tar·​trate | \ ˈtär-ˌtrāt How to pronounce tartrate (audio) \

Definition of tartrate

: a salt or ester of tartaric acid

Examples of tartrate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That idea was reinforced in the late 1930s with the publication of a paper on the use of ergotamine tartrate, an alkaloid that was known to constrict blood vessels. David Noonan, Scientific American, "New Nerve Drugs May Finally Prevent Migraine Headaches," 1 Dec. 2015 The drug with the most frequent clawbacks was zolpidem tartrate — generic Ambien, a drug used to treat insomnia. Sydney Lupkin, latimes.com, "Patients overpay for prescriptions 23% of the time, USC analysis shows," 14 Mar. 2018 The drug with the most frequent clawbacks was zolpidem tartrate — generic Ambien, a drug used to treat insomnia. Sydney Lupkin, latimes.com, "Patients overpay for prescriptions 23% of the time, USC analysis shows," 14 Mar. 2018 The drug with the most frequent clawbacks was zolpidem tartrate — generic Ambien, a drug used to treat insomnia. Sydney Lupkin, latimes.com, "Patients overpay for prescriptions 23% of the time, USC analysis shows," 14 Mar. 2018 The drug with the most frequent clawbacks was zolpidem tartrate — generic Ambien, a drug used to treat insomnia. Sydney Lupkin, latimes.com, "Patients overpay for prescriptions 23% of the time, USC analysis shows," 14 Mar. 2018 The drug with the most frequent clawbacks was zolpidem tartrate — generic Ambien, a drug used to treat insomnia. Sydney Lupkin, latimes.com, "Patients overpay for prescriptions 23% of the time, USC analysis shows," 14 Mar. 2018 The drug with the most frequent clawbacks was zolpidem tartrate — generic Ambien, a drug used to treat insomnia. Sydney Lupkin, latimes.com, "Patients overpay for prescriptions 23% of the time, USC analysis shows," 14 Mar. 2018 The drug with the most frequent clawbacks was zolpidem tartrate — generic Ambien, a drug used to treat insomnia. Sydney Lupkin, latimes.com, "Patients overpay for prescriptions 23% of the time, USC analysis shows," 14 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of tartrate

1794, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tartrate

International Scientific Vocabulary, from French tartre tartar, from Middle French, from Medieval Latin tartarum

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The first known use of tartrate was in 1794

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“Tartrate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tartrate. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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tartrate

noun
tar·​trate | \ ˈtär-ˌtrāt How to pronounce tartrate (audio) \

Medical Definition of tartrate

: a salt or ester of tartaric acid

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