tartrate

noun

tar·​trate ˈtär-ˌtrāt How to pronounce tartrate (audio)
: a salt or ester of tartaric acid

Example Sentences

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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 14 Mar. 2018 See More

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1794, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tartrate was in 1794

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Cite this Entry

“Tartrate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tartrate. Accessed 9 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition

tartrate

noun
tar·​trate ˈtär-ˌtrāt How to pronounce tartrate (audio)
: a salt or ester of tartaric acid
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