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from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A salt or an ester of malic acid.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A salt or ester of malic acid

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A salt of malic acid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In chem., any salt of malic acid.


mal(ic acid) + -ate2.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From malic acid and -ate (Wiktionary)



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