maleic acid

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ma·le·ic acid

 (mə-lē′ĭk)
n.
A colorless crystalline acid, the cis-isomer of C4H4O4, used in textile processing and as an oil and fat preservative.

[From French acide maléique, alteration of acide malique, malic acid; see malic acid.]

maleic acid

(məˈleɪɪk)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless soluble crystalline substance used to synthesize other compounds. Formula: HOOCCH:CHCOOH. Systematic name: cis-butanedioic acid
[C19: from French maléique, altered form of malique; see malic acid]

ma•le′ic ac′id

(məˈli ɪk)
n.
a colorless, crystalline, water-soluble solid, C4H4O4, used to make synthetic resins and to dye textiles.
[1870–75; < French maléique, alter. of malique malic]
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Noun1.maleic acid - a colorless crystalline compound found in unripe fruit (such as apples or tomatoes or cherries) and used mainly to make polyester resinsmaleic acid - a colorless crystalline compound found in unripe fruit (such as apples or tomatoes or cherries) and used mainly to make polyester resins
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
Translations
Maleinsäure