citric acid(redirected from E330)
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A colorless translucent crystalline acid, C6H8O7, principally derived by fermentation of carbohydrates or from lemon, lime, and pineapple juices and used in preparing citrates and in flavorings and metal polishes.
(Elements & Compounds) a water-soluble weak tribasic acid found in many fruits, esp citrus fruits, and used in pharmaceuticals and as a flavouring (E330). It is extracted from citrus fruits or made by fermenting molasses and is an intermediate in carbohydrate metabolism. Formula: CH2(COOH)C(OH)(COOH)CH2COOH
a white powder, C6H8O7∙H2O, an intermediate in the metabolism of carbohydrates, occurring esp. in citrus fruits: used chiefly in flavorings and pharmaceuticals.
A white, odorless acid, C6H8O7, having a sour taste and occurring widely in plants, especially in citrus fruit. It is used in medicine and as a flavoring.
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|Noun||1.||citric acid - a weak water-soluble acid found in many fruits (especially citrus fruits); used as a flavoring agent|
sour salt - crystals of citric acid used as seasoning
acid - any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt