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Definition of "tartrate" [tar•trate]

  • A salt or ester of tartaric 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 "tartrate" in a sentence
  • "Detectives also found a religious book containing "written text 7/22/2012 End of…," five passports, two boxes containing gun parts and an empty pharmacy bottle for the medication Metprolol tartrate, which is generally used to treat hypertension."
  • "Drenches that contain tetrahydro-pyrimidines will also do the trick: either pyrantel pamoate at a rate of 6. 6mg per kilogram of horse; or you could opt for a pyrantel tartrate, which is used as a daily wormer at a dose rate of 2. 64mg per kilogram."
  • "Similar operations with other well known reducing agents, such as tartrate of soda, glycerine, etc., do not give such good colors, because they do not precipitate the copper solution so rapidly and at so low a temperature."