monosodium glutamate

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sodium, and glutamic acid

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monosodium glutamate (uncountable)

  1. (chemistry) The mono sodium salt of the amino acid, glutamic acid; present in soy sauce; used as a condiment in Chinese and Japanese cooking, and as a food additive to enhance flavor and add the umami taste. Abbreviations: MSG, E621.

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