maleic acid[mə lē′ik]
maleic acid definition by Webster's New World
Origin: ; from French maléique, altered (1834) by T. J. Pelouze (1807-67), French chemist ; from malique, malic (acid), to indicate a relationship between the two acids
maleic acid definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: From French acide maléique, alteration of acide malique, malic acid; see malic acid.
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