AskDefine | Define tartrate

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tartrate n : a salt or ester of tartaric acid

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Noun

  1. any salt or ester of tartaric acid

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A tartrate is a salt or ester of the organic compound tartaric acid, a dicarboxylic acid. Its formula is O−OC-CH(OH)-CH(OH)-COO− or C4H4O6.
tartrate in German: Tartrat
tartrate in Spanish: Tartrato
tartrate in French: Tartrate
tartrate in Russian: Тартраты
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