malic acidmal·ic acid
a crystalline acid, COOHCHCH(OH)COOH, occurring in apples and other fruits
Origin of malic acidFrench acide malique ; from Classical Latin malum, apple ; from Classical Greek m?lon
A colorless, crystalline compound, C4H6O5, used as a flavoring in foods and beverages. The levorotary form occurs naturally in wine and in many fruits, including apples, cherries, and tomatoes.
Origin of malic acidFrench (acide) malique, from Latin malum, apple, from Greek m&emacron;lon, malon.