- pertaining to or derived from apples.
- Chemistry. of or derived from malic acid.
Origin of malic
Examples from the Web for malic
How may the presence of malic acid in a vinegar be detected?Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value
In their thorniness, however, there is no malice, only some malic acid.Excursions and Poems
Henry David Thoreau
Malic acid has, however, been discovered to be present in the prothallus as a whole.How to Know the Ferns
S. Leonard Bastin
The most important acids in fruit are citric, malic and tartaric.Public School Domestic Science
Mrs. J. Hoodless
From malic acid, by fermentation, or by digestion with hydriodic acid in sealed tubes.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
Word Origin and History for malic
1797, from French malique (18c.), from Latin malum "apple" (the acid, discovered 1785 by Scheele, was obtained from unripe apples and other fruits), from Greek melon (Doric malon) "apple," probably from a pre-Greek Mediterranean language. The Latin and Greek words also meant "fruit" generally, especially if exotic.