Ma*le"ic\, a. [Cf. F. mal['e]ique. See Malic.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid of the ethylene series, metameric with fumaric acid and obtained by heating malic acid.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
Cite This Source
Previous Definition: malegaon
Next Definition: maleic acid
Words Near: maleic
More from
Synonyms and Antonyms for maleic
More from
Search for articles containing maleic
More from Translator Word FAQs presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Example sentences for maleic
The cis isomer is called maleic acid and the trans is named fumaric acid.
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature