Definition of malic acid in English:

malic acid

noun

  • [mass noun] A crystalline acid present in unripe apples and other fruits.

    • ‘The mixture of fruit acids may include citric acid, glycollic acid, lactic acid, malic acid and tartaric acid.’
    • ‘And the tangy apple flavour found in most Chardonnays comes primarily from malic acid, the tart acid found in apples.’
    • ‘In some species, there may be oscillations of citric acid in addition to malic acid.’
    • ‘Some products contain citrulline malate, which is simply citrulline attached to malic acid.’
    • ‘This compound is composed of creatine bound to malic acid.’

Origin

Late 18th century: malic from French malique, from Latin malum apple.

Pronunciation:

malic acid

/ˈmalɪk/