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citric acid

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noun cit·ric acid \ˈsi-trik-\

Simple Definition of citric acid

  • : an acid that occurs naturally in the juices of oranges, lemons, limes, etc., and that can also be made from sugar

Full Definition of citric acid

  1. :  a tricarboxylic acid C6H8O7 occurring in cellular metabolism, obtained especially from lemon and lime juices or by fermentation of sugars, and used chiefly as a flavoring

Origin of citric acid

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1813


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citric acid

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noun cit·ric acid \ˌsi-trik-\

Medical Definition of citric acid

  1. :  a sour organic acid C6H8O7 occurring in cellular metabolism, obtained especially from lemon and lime juices or by fermentation of sugars, and used as a flavoring




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