Malic Acid Definition

mălĭk, mālĭk
A crystalline acid, COOHCH2CH(OH)COOH, occurring in apples and other fruits.
Webster's New World

Origin of Malic Acid

  • French (acide) malique from Latin mālum apple from Greek mēlon, mālon

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

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