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Definition of monosodium glutamate
- a compound that occurs naturally as a breakdown product of proteins and is used as a flavor enhancer in food (although itself tasteless). A traditional ingredient in Asian cooking, it was originally obtained from seaweed but is now mainly made from bean and cereal protein.
- Chemical formula: HOOC(CH2)2(NH2)COONa