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Definition of monosodium glutamate noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

monosodium glutamate

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌmɑnəˌsoʊdiəm ˈɡlut̮əˌmeɪt//
 
[uncountable] (abbreviation MSG)
 
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a chemical that is sometimes added to food to improve its flavor
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: monosodium glutamate