Maleic Acid Definition

A colorless, crystalline, poisonous acid, HOOCCH: CHCOOH, an isomer of fumaric acid, used in organic syntheses, in textile dyeing, etc.
Webster's New World

Origin of Maleic Acid

  • From French acide maléique alteration of acide malique malic acid malic acid

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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