Glutamate meaning

glo͝otə-māt
A salt or ester of glutamic acid, especially one that functions as a neurotransmitter that excites cells of the central nervous system.
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A salt or ester of glutamic acid.
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A salt or ester of glutamic acid, especially one that functions as a neurotransmitter that excites cells of the central nervous system.
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(chemistry) Any salt or ester of glutamic acid.
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Origin of glutamate

  • glutam(ic acid) –ate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition