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monosodium glutamate

noun, Chemistry
1.
a white, crystalline, water-soluble powder, C 5 H 8 NNaO 4 ⋅H 2 O, used to intensify the flavor of foods.
Also called MSG, sodium glutamate.
Compare glutamic acid.
Origin of monosodium glutamate
1925-1930
1925-30
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MSG

abbreviation
1.
monosodium glutamate

monosodium glutamate

/ˌmɒnəʊˈsəʊdɪəm/
noun
1.
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, MSG
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MSG in Medicine

MSG abbr.
monosodium glutamate

monosodium glutamate mon·o·so·di·um glutamate (mŏn'ə-sō'dē-əm)
n.

Abbr. MSG A white odorless crystalline compound that is a salt of glutamic acid; it is used as a flavor enhancer in foods, an aplication that may cause Chinese restaurant syndrome in sensitive people, and used intravenously as an adjunct in treating encephalopathies associated with liver disease.

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MSG in Science
MSG  
Abbreviation of monosodium glutamate
monosodium glutamate
  (mŏn'ə-sō'dē-əm gl'tə-māt')   
A white, crystalline salt used to flavor food, especially in China and Japan. It occurs naturally in tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, and seaweed. Chemical formula: C5H8NNaO4.
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