monosodium glutamate etymology

English word monosodium glutamate comes from English sodium, English glutamic acid

Detailed word origin of monosodium glutamate

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
sodium English (eng) A soft, waxy, silvery reactive metal that is never found unbound in nature, and a chemical element (symbol Na) with an atomic number of 11 and atomic weight of 22.98977.
glutamic acid English (eng) (amino acid) A nonessential amino acid, α-amino-glutaric acid, occurring widely in animal and plant tissues; the salt, monosodium glutamate is used as a flavour-enhancing seasoning.
monosodium glutamate English (eng) (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.

Words with the same origin as monosodium glutamate

Descendants of sodium
nahcolite namansilite natrophilite sodian sodide sodion