malic acid

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mal·ic acid

 (măl′ĭk, mā′lĭk)
A colorless, crystalline compound, C4H6O5, used as a flavoring in foods and beverages. The levorotary form occurs naturally in wine and in many fruits, including apples, cherries, and tomatoes.

[French (acide) malique, from Latin mālum, apple, from Greek mēlon, mālon.]

malic acid

(ˈmælɪk; ˈmeɪ-)
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless crystalline compound occurring in apples and other fruits. Formula: HOOCCH2CH(OH)COOH
[C18 malic, via French malique from Latin mālum apple]

mal′ic ac′id

a colorless, crystalline, water-soluble solid, C4H6O5, occurring in apples and other fruits, used to age wine.
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