citric acid

citric acid
A colourless crystalline compound, 2-hydroxy-1,2,3-propanetricarboxylic acid, CHO, found in citrous fruit; it is used as a food additive and in the manufacture of citrates.

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  • citric acid — a white, crystalline, water soluble powder, C6H8O7·H2O, a tribasic acid having a strong acidic taste, an intermediate in the metabolism of carbohydrates occurring in many fruits, esp. limes and lemons, obtained chiefly by fermentation of crude… …   Universalium

  • citric acid — [[t]sɪ̱trɪk æ̱sɪd[/t]] N UNCOUNT Citric acid is a weak acid found in many kinds of fruit, especially citrus fruit such as oranges and lemons …   English dictionary

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  • citric acid — citrinų rūgštis statusas T sritis chemija formulė HOC(COOH)(CH₂COOH)₂ atitikmenys: angl. citric acid; lemon acid rus. лимонная кислота ryšiai: sinonimas – 2 hidroksi 1,2,3 propantrikarboksirūgštis …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • Citric acid intolerance — is a little known type of food intolerance in which sufferers report various symptoms in response to foods or other products containing citric acid that they attribute neither to its properties as an acid nor to an Aspergillus niger… …   Wikipedia

  • Citric acid/potassium-sodium citrate — is a drug used in the treatment of metabolic acidosis (a disorder in which the blood is too acidic). External links * [ alpha.aspx?CdrID=44328 Citric acid/potassium sodium citrate] entry in the public domain NCI… …   Wikipedia

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