noun Chemistry.
a tartrate in which only one of the two acidic hydrogen atoms of tartaric acid is replaced by a metal or positive group; an acid tartrate; a hydrogen tartrate, as sodium bitartrate.

1875–80; bi-1 + tartrate Unabridged
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bitartrate (baɪˈtɑːˌtreɪt)
Also called: hydrogen tartrate (not in technical usage) a salt or ester of tartaric acid containing the monovalent group -HC4H4O6 or the ion HC4H4O6--

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bitartrate bi·tar·trate (bī-tär'trāt')

  1. The group C4H5O6.

  2. A salt of tartaric acid containing this group.

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