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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.


  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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of malic acid in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of malic acid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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