malic

adjective
ma·​lic | \ ˈma-lik How to pronounce malic (audio) , ˈmā- How to pronounce malic (audio) \

Definition of malic

: involved in and especially catalyzing a reaction in which malic acid participates malic dehydrogenase

Examples of malic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Common AHAs are glycolic acid, lactic acid, mandelic acid, malic, tartaric and citric acid. Washington Post, 12 Apr. 2021 Ignore that: Lime’s malic finish is too tart and threatens to derail the whole project. Jason O'bryan, Robb Report, 1 Apr. 2021 The resurfacing ingredients include glycolic, malic, tartaric and lactic acids, as well as hyaluronic acid for hydration. Celia Shatzman, Forbes, 4 Mar. 2021 Bartley was able to replicate the crucial fruit by adding citric, malic, and tartaric acid plus lime oil to a blend of tequila, agave, and distilled water. Larissa Zimberoff, Wired, 17 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of malic

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of malic was circa 1909

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“Malic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/malic. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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malic

adjective
ma·​lic | \ ˈmal-ik How to pronounce malic (audio) , ˈmā-lik How to pronounce malic (audio) \

Medical Definition of malic

: involved in and especially catalyzing a reaction in which malic acid participates malic dehydrogenase

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