from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A white crystalline compound, C5H8NO 4Na, a monobasic salt of glutamic acid, used as a flavor enhancer in foods.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun 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.
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- noun chemistry The mono sodium
saltof the amino acid, glutamic acid; present in soy sauce; used as a condimentin Chineseand Japanese cooking, and as a food additiveto enhance flavor and add the umami taste. Abbreviations: MSG, E621.
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- noun white crystalline compound used as a food additive to enhance flavor; often used in Chinese cooking
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sodium, and glutamic acid
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