a colorless, crystalline, water-soluble solid, C4H6O5, occurring in apples and other fruits and as an intermediate in animal metabolism.
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How to use malic acid in a sentence
If malic acid is present, a voluminous flocculent precipitate will form.Detection of the Common Food Adulterants | Edwin M. Bruce
malic acid has, however, been discovered to be present in the prothallus as a whole.How to Know the Ferns | S. Leonard Bastin
By long-continued heating with caustic soda at 100 C. it is converted into inactive malic acid.
The acid of the apple is usually considered to be malic acid, but really there are several acids mixed together.The Apple | Various
Lead sub-acetate precipitates mainly the malic acid which is always present in cider vinegar.Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value | Harry Snyder
British Dictionary definitions for malic acid
a colourless crystalline compound occurring in apples and other fruits. Formula: HOOCCH 2 CH(OH)COOH
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Scientific definitions for malic acid
A colorless, crystalline compound that occurs naturally in a wide variety of unripe fruits, including apples, cherries, and tomatoes, and is an intermediate product of the Krebs cycle. It is used as a flavoring and in the aging of wine. Also called malate. Chemical formula: C4H6O5.
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