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citric acid

noun cit·ric acid \ˈsi-trik-\

: 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

:  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

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First Known Use: 1813

citric acid

noun cit·ric acid \ˌsi-trik-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CITRIC ACID

:  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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