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mal′ic ac′id(n.)

  1. a colorless, crystalline, water-soluble solid, C4H6O5, occurring in apples and other fruits, used to age wine.

    Category: Chemistry

Origin of malic acid:

1790–1800

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  1. malic acid(Noun)

    A colourless crystalline dicarboxylic acid, hydroxy-malonic acid, found in wine, apples and other fruit; it is converted to lactic acid by malo-lactic fermentation.

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  1. Malic acid

    Malic acid is an organic compound with the formula HO2CCH2CHOHCO2H. It is a dicarboxylic acid that is made by all living organisms, contributes to the pleasantly sour taste of fruits, and is used as a food additive. Malic acid has two stereoisomeric forms, though only the L-isomer exists naturally. The salts and esters of malic acid are known as malates. The malate anion is an intermediate in the citric acid cycle.

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