American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An optically inactive form of tartaric acid, C4H6O6, that can be separated into dextrorotatory and levorotatory components and is sometimes found in grape juice during the making of wine.
- n. organic chemistry an equal mixture of the d- and l- forms of tartaric acid found in grape juice; the isomers can be separated via crystallization
- n. the optically inactive form of tartaric acid that is often found in grape juice
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