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[fyoo-muh-reyt] /ˈfyu məˌreɪt/
noun, Biochemistry
the salt of fumaric acid, a key chemical intermediate in the Krebs cycle.
Origin of fumarate
1860-65; fumar(ic acid) + -ate2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • fumarate reductase catalyzes the opposite reaction, reducing fumarate to succinate in anaerobic bacterial respiration.
fumarate in Science
A salt or ester of fumaric acid, in which one or both of the hydrogen atoms in the carboxyl groups of the fumaric acid have been replaced with another element or group.
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