Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to apples; obtained from the juice of apples

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Chem.) Pertaining to, or obtained from, apples.
  • adjective (Chem.) a hydroxy acid (HO.CO.CH2.CH(OH).CO.OH) obtained from unripe fruit (such as green apples, currants, tomatoes or cherries) as a substance which is sirupy or crystallized with difficulty, and has a strong but pleasant sour taste. It is levorotatory or dextrorotatory according to the temperature and concentration; the natural form is of L- conformation. A synthetic variety is a derivative of succinic acid, but as with most simple synthetic compounds, is a racemic mixture of isomers and thus has no rotatory action on polarized light.

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  • adjective Pertaining to apples.
  • adjective organic chemistry Of or pertaining to malic acid or its derivatives.

Etymologies

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From Latin malum.

Examples

  • Strawberries also contain an enzyme called malic acid that helps keep teeth whiter, adds Vincent Mayher, a spokesman for the Academy of General Dentistry.

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  • The unfermented juice of the apple consists of water and a peculiar acid called the malic acid, combined with the saccharine principle.

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  • Strawberries contain an enzyme called malic acid that can whiten teeth.

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  • In fact, it has been shown that Amla does not contain any significant amount of vitamin C, but instead other organic acids (such as malic acid and mucic acid) and various common tannoids (small tannin-like molecules) and some unique tannins, one or more of which were mistaken for vitamin C in the initial tests conducted more than 50 years ago.

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  • In fact, it has been shown that Amla does not contain any significant amount of vitamin C, but instead other organic acids (such as malic acid and mucic acid) and various common tannoids (small tannin-like molecules) and some unique tannins, one or more of which were mistaken for vitamin C in the initial tests conducted more than 50 years ago.

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  • In fact, it has been shown that Amla does not contain any significant amount of vitamin C, but instead other organic acids (such as malic acid and mucic acid) and various common tannoids (small tannin-like molecules) and some unique tannins, one or more of which were mistaken for vitamin C in the initial tests conducted more than 50 years ago.

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  • Chelating agents such as malic acid, citric acid and tartaric acid are used to prevent the flavor changes, discoloration and rancidity of the foods.

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  • I love acidity in white wines, but the malic acid, just-bite-into-an-underripe-green apple tartness is too much here, throwing the wine off balance.

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  • To match the acidic foods you might consider a Vin de Savoie Apremont (Jacquere grape) from France/Switzerland which is quite lemony (citrus) but not as tart (malic) as a Vinho Verde.

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  • As the skin gradually changes color and the sugar content increases, the soft malic acid will subside to give way to more zingy, riper tartaric acid, while the grapes 'tannins form their distinctive bitter character.

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