from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of three stereoisomeric crystalline organic dicarboxylic acids, C4H6O6, used to make cream of tartar and baking powder, as a sequestrant, and in effervescent beverages and photographic chemicals.
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- noun a
white crystallineacid that occurs naturally in many plants, and in wine; it is used as the salts cream of tartarand Rochelle salt
- noun biochemistry The
aldaric acid, 2,3 dihydroxy-succinic acid
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- noun an acid found in many fruits; used in soft drinks and confectionery and baking powder
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