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malic acid

Pronunciation: mal'ik as'id

Definition: found in apples and various other tart fruits; an intermediate in the tricarboxylic acid cycle, and the glyoxylate cycle, and in the malate-aspartate shuttle system.

Synonym(s): monohydroxysuccinic acid

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