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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A salt or ester of glutamic acid, especially one that functions as a neurotransmitter that excites cells of the central nervous system.

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  • noun chemistry Any salt or ester of glutamic acid.

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  • noun a salt or ester of glutamic acid

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[glutam(ic acid) + –ate.]

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