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malic acid

noun

Definition of MALIC ACID

:  a crystalline dicarboxylic acid C4H6O5; especially :  the levorotatory isomer of malic acid that is found in various fruits (as apples) and is formed as an intermediate in the Krebs cycle
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Origin of MALIC ACID

French acide malique, ultimately from Latin malum apple, from Greek mēlon, malon
First Known Use: 1790
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malic acid

noun

Medical Definition of MALIC ACID

:  any of three optical isomers of a crystalline dicarboxylic acid C4H6O5; especially :  the one found in various plant juices and formed as an intermediate in the Krebs cycle

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