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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

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  • n. an equal mixture of the d- and l- forms of tartaric acid found in grape juice; the isomers can be separated via crystallization

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the optically inactive form of tartaric acid that is often found in grape juice


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