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mon·o·so·di·um glutamate

 (mŏn′ə-sō′dē-əm)
n. Abbr. MSG
A white crystalline compound, C5H8NO 4Na, a monobasic salt of glutamic acid, used as a flavor enhancer in foods.
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monosodium glutamate

(ˌmɒnəʊˈsəʊdɪəm)
n
1. (Elements & Compounds) a white crystalline substance, the sodium salt of glutamic acid, that has little flavour itself but enhances the flavour of proteins either by increasing the amount of saliva produced in the mouth or by stimulating the taste buds: used as a food additive, esp in Chinese foods. Formula: NaC5H8O4. Also called: sodium glutamate Abbreviation: MSG
2. (Cookery) a white crystalline substance, the sodium salt of glutamic acid, that has little flavour itself but enhances the flavour of proteins either by increasing the amount of saliva produced in the mouth or by stimulating the taste buds: used as a food additive, esp in Chinese foods. Formula: NaC5H8O4. Also called: sodium glutamate Abbreviation: MSG
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mon•o•so′di•um glu′tamate

(ˌmɒn əˈsoʊ di əm)
n.
a white, crystalline, water-soluble powder, C5H8NNaO4∙H2O, used to intensify the flavor of foods. Also called MSG.
[1925–30]
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mon·o·so·di·um glu·ta·mate

(mŏn′ə-sō′dē-əm glo͞o′tə-māt′)
A white, crystalline salt used to flavor food, especially in China and Japan. It occurs naturally in tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, and seaweed.
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Noun1.monosodium glutamate - white crystalline compound used as a food additive to enhance flavormonosodium glutamate - white crystalline compound used as a food additive to enhance flavor; often used in Chinese cooking; "food manufacturers sometimes list MSG simply as `artificial flavors' in ingredient lists"
flavorer, flavoring, flavourer, flavouring, seasoning, seasoner - something added to food primarily for the savor it imparts
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Translations

monosodium glutamate

[ˈmɒnəʊˌsəʊdɪəmˈgluːtəmeɪt] Nglutamato m monosódico
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monosodium glutamate

nMonosodiumglutamat nt
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monosodium glutamate

[ˌmɒnəʊˈsəʊdɪəmˈgluːtəˌmeɪt] nglutammato di sodio
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monosodium glutamate (MSG)

n gluta-mato monosódico (GMS)
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