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monosodium glutamate

Definitions

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

  • n. A white crystalline compound, COOH(CH2)2CH(NH2)COONa, used as a flavor enhancer in foods.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The mono sodium salt of the amino acid, glutamic acid; present in soy sauce; used as a condiment in Chinese and Japanese cooking, and as a food additive to enhance flavor and add the umami taste. Abbreviations: MSG, E621.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The monosodium salt of the natural amino acid L-glutamine (C5H8NNaO4), used as a food additive to enhance flavor; abbreviated MSG. It is usually marketed as the monhydrate (C5H8NNaO4.H2O). It is commmonly used in Chinese-American restaurants, and has been identified as a main cause of Chinese restaurant syndrome.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. white crystalline compound used as a food additive to enhance flavor; often used in Chinese cooking

Etymologies

sodium, and glutamic acid (Wiktionary)

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