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citric acid

n.
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.
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citric acid

n
(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
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cit′ric ac′id


n.
a white powder, C6H8O7∙H2O, an intermediate in the metabolism of carbohydrates, occurring esp. in citrus fruits: used chiefly in flavorings and pharmaceuticals.
[1805–15]
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cit·ric acid

(sĭt′rĭk)
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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Noun1.citric acid - a weak water-soluble acid found in many fruits (especially citrus fruits)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
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Translations
sitruunahappo
citromsav
クエン酸
kyselina citrónová
citronsyra

citric acid

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citric acid

[ˌsɪtrɪkˈæsɪd] nacido citrico
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References in periodicals archive ?
2-Hydroxy-1,2,3-Propanetricarboxylic acid is the chemical name of CA and its chemical formula is COOHCH2C(OH)(COOH)CH2COOH (Dibner and Buttin, 2002).
Citric acid (2-hydroxy-1,2,3-propanetricarboxylic acid) is a very safe substance, and it is commercially produced by the fermentation of glucose or glucose- and sucrose-containing materials.
Citric acid (2-hydroxy-1,2,3-propanetricarboxylic acid) is an organic polycarboxylic acid containing three carboxyl groups.