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Definition of "fumarate" [fu•ma•rate]

  • A salt or ester of fumaric acid. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fumarate" in a sentence
  • "The pill, which contains a chemical called fumarate, isn't on the market yet; its safety and effectiveness are still being tested."
  • "The trial showed that BG-12, or dimethyl fumarate, demonstrated a significant reduction in the proportion of patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis who relapsed at two years compared to a placebo."
  • "Big Pharma and the FDA have known for years that formoterol fumarate, found in Symbicort, Dulera and Foradil, and salmeterol, found in Advair Diskus and Serevent Diskus, can paradoxically cause asthma deaths, especially in children and African-Americans."