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malic acid (2-hydroxybutanedioic acid) A crystalline solid, HOOCCH(OH)CH2COOH. L-malic acid occurs in living organisms as an intermediate metabolite in the Krebs cycle and also (in certain plants) in photosynthesis. It is found especially in the juice of unripe fruits, e.g. green apples.

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malic acid A dicarboxylic acid that is formed during the citric acid cycle by the reversible hydration of fumaric acid.

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malic acid A dicarboxylic acid formed during the citric-acid cycle by the reversible hydration of fumaric acid.

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malic acid Organic acid occurring in many fruits, particularly in apples, tomatoes and plums. Used as a food additive to increase acidity.

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