from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun 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.
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- noun organic chemistry A
colourless crystalline dicarboxylic acid, hydroxy-malonic acid, found in wine, applesand other fruit; it is convertedto lactic acidby malo-lactic fermentation.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[French (acide) malique, from Latin mālum, apple, from Greek mēlon, mālon.]
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