Tartrelic

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Tartrelic (Chem) Of, pertaining to, or designating, an anhydride, C4H4O5, of tartaric acid, obtained as a white crystalline deliquescent substance.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • tartrelic Noting an acid, a deliquescent crystalline compound, C4H4O5, prepared by heating tartaric acid rapidly to 180° C. It is a monobasic acidic anhydrid of tartaric acid.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Tartrelic derived from tartar
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Tartar the chemical compound
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. tartre—Low L. tartarum—Ar. durd, dregs.