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

  • adjective Of, relating to, or derived from tartar or tartaric acid.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of, pertaining to, or obtained from tartar.
  • See Tataric.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Chem.) Of or pertaining to tartar; derived from, or resembling, tartar.
  • adjective (a) By extension, any one of the series of isomeric acids (racemic acid, levotartaric acid, inactive tartaric acid) of which tartaric acid proper is the type.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective chemistry Containing tartrates.

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

  • adjective relating to or derived from or resembling tartar

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